The Power of African American Leadership in NASA

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Published on 10 Feb 2021, 17:00
Spanning missions from Apollo to Artemis, “The Power of African American Leadership in NASA” will look at how African Americans in leadership roles have influenced change and helped drive mission success through lessons learned and discussions shared by current and past NASA leaders. The panel discussion, moderated by NASA associate administrator for Small Business Programs Glenn Delgado, will feature:

• Brenda Manuel, retired NASA associate administrator for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
• Clayton Turner, director, NASA's Langley Research Center
• Hildreth (Hal) Walker Jr., NASA “Hidden Figure,” who led the manufacturing, testing, and operation of the KORAD K-1500 ruby laser system for the lunar laser ranging experiment as part of the Apollo 11 Moon landing
• Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, retired NASA associate administrator for Mission Support
• Vanessa Wyche, deputy center director, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
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