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NASA celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage month – Times of India

WASHINGTON: With a perception to unite a workforce inclusive of workers from various background, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) has already given a quantity of prolific scientists to the world; and the month of May has been devoted to celebrating the contributions of these superb workers by NASA.
This May, to have a good time the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers – previous and current, the American aeronautics group has organized a range of inside and exterior occasions and merchandise centred on the theme: ‘Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service’.
NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson stated, “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make valuable contributions to every aspect of our society, including NASA’s missions and successes. This year’s AAPI Heritage Month brings heightened awareness and significance, given the recent violence directed against Asian Americans.”
He additional added that the Biden-Harris administration and NASA are dedicated to a tradition of range and inclusion, the place all workers are welcomed, revered, related, and engaged.
“President Biden has set the tone, choosing Vice President Harris as his running mate, appointing the most diverse cabinet in our nation’s history, and nominating Margaret Vo Schaus, who, if confirmed, will serve as NASA’s next CFO. I am fully committed to ensuring the president’s vision is carried out at NASA and beyond,” he stated.
As half of this month’s celebration, the NASA Headquarters AAPI Employee Resource Group has produced a video that includes the various voices of the AAPI group all throughout the company and has shared it on their official YouTube deal with.
In addition to inside occasions that commemorate AAPI folks and cultures, exterior occasions all through the month will showcase the tales and skills of AAPI members of the NASA workforce.
Dr Kartik Sheth, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope astrophysicist from the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters shared his story and mentioned find out how to turn into an astrophysicist throughout a current episode of NASA STEM Stars.
On Monday, May 10, at 2 p.m. EDT, NASA Television will air ‘AAPI Voices Rising’. This occasion will characteristic Kei Koizumi, appearing director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, appearing NASA Chief of Staff Bhavya Lal, and Mimi Aung.
The panellists will share a narrative of their life journeys as Asian American and/or Pacific Islander in America. In addition to NASA Television, the occasion will air on the NASA app and the company’s website.
A quantity of digital merchandise and social media posts additionally can be found or deliberate all through the month to spotlight the accomplishments of some of the many individuals who make up the wealthy and various tapestry that’s the AAPI group at NASA, together with the video ‘With Much Ingenuity, We Soar Together’.
In the video, JPL’s MiMi Aung shares her expertise and hopes for the youthful era, in addition to the Faces of NASA gallery, and a Google Arts & Culture profile of Ellison Onizuka, the primary Asian American astronaut. There can even be a particular video tribute that includes astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Sunita Williams, Jonny Kim, and Raja Chari that may seem later this month on NASA’s YouTube channel.

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