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American mathematician and physicist

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Katherine Johnson: American mathematician and physicist
Katherine Johnson, also known as Katherine Goble, was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped pioneer the use of computers to perform the tasks. The space agency noted her "historical role as one of the first African-American women to work as a NASA scientist".

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Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101 [Video]

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson was eventually portrayed in the 2016 hit film โ€œHidden Figures,โ€ about pioneering black female aerospace workers. View on euronews

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Taraji P. Henson pays tribute to late NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson [Video]

Taraji P. Henson pays tribute to late NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson

Taraji P. Henson has penned a heartfelt tribute to National Aeronautics and Space Administration mathematician Katherine Johnson, who she portrayed in the movie Hidden Figures, after NASA bosses..

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A pioneer in every aspect: who was Katherine Johnson? [Video]

A pioneer in every aspect: who was Katherine Johnson?

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NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101 [Video]

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" for her key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday (February 24) at the age of 101. Tamara Lindstrom..

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