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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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.. France 24 - Published
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Hurricane Dorian is hitting North Carolina's coast Friday morning with high winds and torrential rain. CBS News' Katherine Johnson joined CBSN AM from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina with what.. CBS News - Published
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