2019-S Mary G. Ross - American Indians in the Space Program Sacagawea Dollar
Mint: San Francisco
Composition: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel
Diameter: 26.50 mm
The Native American dollar theme for 2019 is American Indians in the Space Program. Native Americans have been on the modern frontier of space flight since the beginning of NASA. Their contributions to the U.S. space program culminated in the space walks of John Herrington (Chickasaw Nation) on the International Space Station in 2002. This and other pioneering achievements date back to the work of Mary Golda Ross (Cherokee Nation). She was considered the first Native American engineer in the U.S. space program and helped develop the Agena spacecraft for the Gemini and Apollo space programs.