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Katherine Johnson


Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician | Biography


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"Hidden Figures" Katherine Johnson Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom In 2015


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Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights. During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped the space agency pioneer the use of computers to perform the tasks.
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