• Katherine Johnson, ‘hidden figure' at NASA during 1960s space race, dies at 101

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    She was not the first black woman to work as a NASA mathematician, nor the first to write a research report for the agency, but she was eventually recognized as a pathbreaker for women and African Americans in the new field of spaceflight.
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  • Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

    Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

    1 month ago - By ABC

    Johnson was known as a 'hidden figure' inside the space agency as she calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon.
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  • Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

    1 month ago - By Boston Herald

    By BEN FINLEY
    Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA's early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Twitter that she died Monday morning. No cause was given.
    Bridenstine tweeted that the NASA family “will never forget Katherine Johnson's courage and the milestones we could not have reached without her. Her story and her grace continue to inspire the world.”
    Johnson was one of the...
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  • Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician portrayed in ‘Hidden Figures', dies at 101

    1 month ago - By National Post

    Katherine Johnson, the black woman whose mathematical genius took her from a behind-the-scenes job in a segregated NASA as portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" to a key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday at the age of 101, NASA said.
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  • Katherine Johnson, Pioneering ‘Hidden Figures' NASA Mathematician, Dies At 101

    1 month ago - By News One

    We've lost another icon.
    According to KHOU 11 , Katherine Johnson died on Monday morning at 101 years old, according to NASA Administration Jim Bridenstine.
    “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten,” wrote Bridestine in a tweet.
    Our NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old. She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/AgtxRnA89h
    - Jim Bridenstine February 24, 2020
    Johnson was pivotal in calculating trajectories for multiple NASA space missions...
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  • Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Whose Work Inspired the Film Hidden Figures, Dies at 101

    1 month ago - By Time

    NASA says Katherine Johnson , a mathematician who worked on NASA's early space missions and was portrayed in the film Hidden Figures, about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
    In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy of excellence and breaking down racial and social barriers.
    We're saddened by the passing of celebrated HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers pic.twitter.com/dGiGmEVvAW...
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  • Katherine Johnson Dies at 101; Mathematician Broke Barriers at NASA

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”
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  • Pioneering black mathematician Katherine Johnson has died

    Pioneering black mathematician Katherine Johnson has died

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    HAMPTON, Va. - NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA's early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy of excellence and...
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  • Katherine Johnson, mathematician portrayed in ‘Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

    1 month ago - By WGN TV

    HAMPTON, Va. - Katherine Johnson, a pioneering American icon featured in the movie “Hidden Figures,” has died at age 101, NASA announced Monday.
    “Our NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted Monday morning. “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.”
    The groundbreaking African American mathematician worked on complex space missions as a “human computer” for NASA Langley in Hampton, including calculating the trajectories for Alan Shepard's...
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  • NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, portrayed in ‘Hidden Figures,' dead at 101

    1 month ago - By NY Daily News

    Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing NASA mathematician whose story was told in the “Hidden Figures” book and movie, died Monday morning. She was 101. Johnson, a black woman from West Virginia, was hired at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1953 as part of the so-called Computer Pool,...
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  • NASA: Mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures' has died

    1 month ago - By Star Tribune

    NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA's early space missions and was portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures," about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
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  • NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, highlighted in 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, died Monday morning at the age of 101.
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