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Monday, February 24, 2020

Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101. ... Johnson began working at NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' in 1953 at the Langley laboratory in Virginia. In her role there, she did trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard's 1961 mission Freedom 7, which was America's first human spaceflight, according to NASA.




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She is among the stars herself now. RIP.

Our country thanks you for your service.

Unlike Trumpy's bizarre choices Katherine Johnson actually earned the Presidential medal of freedom and truly deserved a place of honor in America's heart.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-02-24 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A life well lived.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-24 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A brilliant woman of color (a human calculator),
who could do what many of her male colleagues at the
time could not. You were a true patriot in a time
when your race and gender were not recognized as counting.
They ought to name schools after you.

#3 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-02-24 03:05 PM | Reply

This was her life:

She was born Black and female in 1918 West Virginia.

This is the real life version of playing life on insanity mode.

She managed to go from that to a respected scientist who worked for NASA and successful wife and mother of three, and was an active member of the same Presbyterian Church for over 50 years!


This is what you want your kids to be like.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-02-24 03:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I loved how John Glenn would only agree to fly if Johnson said the equations the computers spat out were accurate.

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-02-24 05:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The movie was great and Sheldon didnt know the answers

#6 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-02-25 06:12 PM | Reply

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