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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:12 AM

My SIL is way cool and has a way cool work address too.

Dr. XXX XXXX
Research & Analysis Lead
Heliophysics, SMD
Mary W. Jackson NASA HQ Building
300 Hidden Figures Way SW

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Reply My SIL is way cool and has a way cool work address too. (Original post)
Botany Feb 2021 OP
3auld6phart Feb 2021 #1
spooky3 Feb 2021 #2
luvs2sing Feb 2021 #4
Lochloosa Feb 2021 #3
HuskyOffset Feb 2021 #6
wendyb-NC Feb 2021 #5
Hekate Feb 2021 #7
LittleGirl Feb 2021 #8
reACTIONary Feb 2021 #9
FSogol Feb 2021 #10
Jimbo S Feb 2021 #11
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #12
iluvtennis Feb 2021 #13
MyMission Feb 2021 #14
reACTIONary Feb 2021 #15
calimary Feb 2021 #16
MyMission Feb 2021 #17

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:21 AM

1. Wow.

That is totally awesome.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:24 AM

2. I LOVED that movie. It's so great that the address recognizes

Dr. Jackson.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:41 AM

4. How great was that movie?

Here’s how great: I remember John Glenn’s space flight. He was my first hero. I sat on Grandma Young’s lap and watched it all. I followed his entire career. So Hubster and I are watching the movie, and when it comes to the part where he’s in trouble out there, I was on the edge of my seat, clutching Hubster’s hand, whispering “omg..omg..omg..”. He looks at me with this little smile then whispers in my ear, “Honey, you know he got back okay.” Oh, yeah..THAT’S how good that movie is!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 10:27 AM

3. Had to look up Heliophysics...very cool. Nice address

The Science Mission Directorate Heliophysics Division studies the nature of the Sun, and how it influences the very nature of space — and, in turn, the atmospheres of planets and the technology that exists there. Space is not, as is often believed, completely empty; instead, we live in the extended atmosphere of an active star. Our Sun sends out a steady outpouring of particles and energy -- the solar wind – as well as a constantly writhing magnetic system. This extensive, dynamic solar atmosphere surrounds the Sun, Earth, the planets, and extends far out into the solar system.

https://science.nasa.gov/heliophysics

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:18 AM

6. NASA puts awesome stuff out

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:16 AM

5. Out of this world, way cool

Now I have to look up Heliophysics. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:37 AM

7. Best thing in the world today! Worthy of one of Rachel M's lighthearted postscripts....

...if she ever feels lighthearted again. Just so cool.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:53 AM

8. I love this!

I loved that movie! I watched it on an overseas flight the first time.
I’ve rewatched it multiple times!
Wonderful ladies, smart! So cool!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:29 PM

9. Say hi to Dr. Fox for me. nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:35 PM

10. Dr XXX is a cool name too!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:44 PM

11. Sounds like a masked professional wrestler

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:48 PM

12. Though it was not even close to being in this realm of cool, I had a shirttail relative in England.

I only ever met his widow - the actual blood connection - but, as an architect, he must have been pretty top shelf. His office address was

1 Buckingham Palace Road.

I never saw the office, but I bet it's in a good neighbourhood.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 12:49 PM

13. Have always been space geek and love NASA. And love

the street name tribute to the Hidden Figures.

Your SIL is very cool.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 01:28 PM

14. Is SIL your sister or son in law?

Adding he or she to your post somewhere would clarify this. For example, "SIL and s/he has a way cool address"

It's a common abbreviation but usually needs a follow up pronoun in context. The reason I ask is I'm curious if a woman has attained this high level position in physics.

It is a cool address.

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Response to MyMission (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 02:22 PM

15. I happen to work with multiple women who...

.... have obtained this level of accomplishment in physics... not to mention math and other STEM fields. Although I work in a largely collaborative environment, it would be more accurate to say that I work FOR them, because they are generally the leaders.

Apropos to this post, Dr. Nikki Fox is the head of NASA's Heliophysics Science Division. She's the tops!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicola_Fox

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 02:31 PM

16. Excellent!

And I loved that movie, too!

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:15 PM

17. Yes, we women have

Certainly attained recognition and shown we are capable in any field, including STEM.
I am always pleased and proud to hear about these accomplishments. We've contributed and made tremendous strides over many years, but as we strive towards equality men still dominate and control many fields. (I have earned advanced degrees in applied research and statistical analysis.)

In connection with black history month I recently read about Mary W. Jackson, a NASA mathematician. She worked at Hidden Figures Way also, many years ago.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-names-headquarters-after-hidden-figure-mary-w-jackson

"Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped NASA succeed in getting American astronauts into space. Mary never accepted the status quo, she helped break barriers and open opportunities for African Americans and women in the field of engineering and technology,” said Bridenstine. “Today, we proudly announce the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building. It appropriately sits on ‘Hidden Figures Way,’ a reminder that Mary is one of many incredible and talented professionals in NASA’s history who contributed to this agency’s success. Hidden no more, we will continue to recognize the contributions of women, African Americans, and people of all backgrounds who have made NASA’s successful history of exploration possible.”

I was genuinely curious and the original post didn't indicate gender. And there was a recent post by StuartG about acronyms and how some here at DU use them without realizing that not everyone understands the meaning. In the case of SIL, it's a common one most people do know is either sister or son, but it's unclear without contextual clues.

Thanks for the information.

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