New US dollar coin honors Native Americans' contributions to the space program

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/13/new-us-dollar-coin-honors-nati.html

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A tribute as welcome as it is specific!

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Glad to see it, while waiting for the day people don’t have to use this:

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Very cool!

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Native Americans also contributed the land on which space facilities were built.

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I’m hoping for something like this:

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We need more Native astronauts. I’d volunteer my kids, but the one is really into gaming, and the other wants to be a rock n’ roller. I’m too old myself to join Space Force. Probably couldn’t pass the physical.

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Dammit, Australia just announced its space-themed coins yesterday and we’ve already been one-upped.
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They could’ve given us a little more time to bask in the glory of our “Mr Squiggle, the Man from the Moon” coins.

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Upside Down!

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“What manifest destiny empowered us to do to this continent, may it also empower us to do in space”

Yeah, not a great look there, USia. The blood debt owed to black people is somewhat different than what’s owed Narive America. We havent even started paying the interest on that one, never mind the principal.

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