A Queer History Tour of the U.S.
When Ellen Stofan became Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in 2018, she was the first woman to hold the position. Prior to that, she had over 25 years in space exploration, including as NASA’s Chief Scientist, where she helped develop plans to get humans to Mars and get more private companies into low-Earth orbit. She is also a researcher who has focused on the geology of Venus and Mars, and currently is the Under Secretary for Science & Research at the Smithsonian.More
Women Space and Science Heroes
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In 1934, Congress enacted a tariff on all foreign sugar exporters to the U.S. – including those in Hawai'i, then a territory. To avoid the tariff, the Hawaiian sugar industry worked with members of the U.S. government to coordinate a plan toward statehood. Amelia Earhart was tapped to become the first person to fly nonstop from Hawai'i to California – an act that would bring the Hawaiian islands closer to the rest of the nation. On Jan. 11-12, 1935, Earhart flew solo from Honolulu to Oakland.More
Asian Pacific American Highlights
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