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Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:17 am

You may have heard of her because you work in the same field as she died, or because you have a personal interest for aeronautics and space, or simply because you've seen the film Hidden Figures that retraces what she and her colleagues did for NASA's space program.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... s-dies-101
 
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Re: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:09 am

Helped to get John Glenn to space as was shown in the movie.
 
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Re: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:38 am

I'll admit I wasn't too familiar with her until I saw the movie, which coincidentally was on very recently here in the UK. I'm sure the movie was given a few little Hollywood tweaks, but her and her colleagues certainly did a fine job and I'm glad she did eventually get the recognition she deserved.
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Re: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:11 am

Most certainly a very intelligent woman.
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