Breaking News: Katherine Johnson, whose calculations enabled Apollo 11 to land on the moon, has died at 101. Her story was told in the film ' Hidden Figures .'
A single error, she well knew, could have dire consequences for craft and crew. Her impeccable calculations had already helped plot the successful flight of Alan B. Shepard Jr., who became the first American in space when his Mercury spacecraft went aloft in 1961.
Mrs. Johnson was one of several hundred rigorously educated, supremely capable yet largely unheralded women who, well before the modern feminist movement, worked as NASA mathematicians.Their story was told in the 2016 Hollywood film “Hidden Figures,” based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s nonfiction book of the same title, published that year. The movie starred Taraji P. Henson as Mrs. Johnson, the film’s central figure. It also starred Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe as her real-life colleagues Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
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An inspiring story no matter gender, color or religion. She broke barriers the smashed through the atmosphere. All America should take a moment & say thank you to a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. Thank you so much. RIP! I just admire this- I am so glad KatherineJohnson story wa told mathematics mitchellreports A great mind
Rest In Peace, great lady, and thank you for your true grit in the face of the ignorance you dealt with. Your beautiful mind and tremendous courage are inspiring beyond words. puma_parda fuertecito HiddenFigures FigurasOcultas RİP 🙏 🌹❤ RIP Katherine Johnson, thank you for the inspiration, the breakthrough, the strength and the open doors you’ve had opened for women all over the world🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Respect KatherineJohnson
She will forever remain in historical books. RIP cutegen57 Hidden figures love this movie ..bright/ talented women mitchellreports So proud to know your story and journey we are grateful for your extraordinary experience we will always remember the girl who counted everything who became the lady who took us to the moon and back😇 with love 💕
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🙏🇺🇸 mitchellreports Thank you for all you’ve done, KatherineJohnson. Happy you were here when “Hidden Figures” FINALLY came out so you’d know Lil Girls who looked like you finally knew who you were! Please know that many of us w/Southern Educations knew! Now, take your deserved peaceful rest😇🧚🏾❤️!
mitchellreports What a woman!!! May she rest in heaven. Her color is hidden in plain sight, her mind revered behind closed doors She sends him high up above,his fame resounds with glory & pompous Her dues never come,accolades denied her R.I.P KatherineJohnson I shall be sharing the magnificent obit you wrote for her with my maths students this afternoon.
A Medal of Freedom recipient that the nation can admire. 🤨💬 May her soul rest in eternal peace. She was a pioneer and great, descent human being. We love u Kathy. So, why'd they hide her from us? ❤️🖤💚😫😫😭😭😢😢 Rest In Peace Ms. Johnson,you are a true American hero 🙏🏾
Katherine Johnson, mathematician and real-life subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101 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. MORE: NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped pave the way for the first American astronaut to successfully orbit the Earth, has died at the age of 101. Johnson's pivotal role at NASA was highlighted in the 2016 film 'Hidden Figures.' RIP Sad but what a groundbreaker she was!
She gave them the moon and so much more she has already done some of the work needed to reach mars Great Lady! Fly us to the moon, NASA dared her. She took the bull by the horns. And they tried to make her look white .! nytpolitics Who wrote the headline. It's superb. How many more black men and women were denied credit for their works ..? Alexandra Bell stole the idea of a telephone from his slaves - back then masters claimed credit for the pattern of the slaves hence old man Alexandra bell couldn’t explain the formula of the telephone
An American hero! Ok you win best caption Rest with God Ms. Johnson and Thank you. BlackHerstory Katherine_Johnson Rip Katherine ❤️❤️
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🍶Libations to a great one - safe journey 🙏🏻 Why did I only learn her name now? American history I was taught as a child was old white men. BlackHistoryMonth WomenInScience Trump needs to honor her in the new Space Force Very inspirational Lady! And the world today is much poorer for her absence. 😢 🙏 Rest in peace 😭
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An American hero—Godspeed. My daughter, in a photos shoot as Katherine Johnson for the black history program at her school. HiddenFigure NASA KatherineJohnson Thank you for your service and accomplishments. Thank you for acknowledging her importance in this world. Life model...😢 RIP Amazing woman! R.I.P
And the stars will welcome her past the great beyond. RIP brilliant lady! 🕯🕯🕯 Truly sorrowful & condolences to her family. Katherine was definitely a national treasure and inspiration despite odds she overcame. She will always lauded for her contribution to the space program. This is an American hero!
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Praying for her family. She was a remarkable woman. Women can do anything! WomensHistoryMonth Now there’s a woman to be admired! Amazing lady... absolute legend vikig02 😥🙏❤️🇨🇦 RIP Katherine, thanks for all you did for our country and space program. Amazing women MalcolmNance Ms. Johnson was a great American and a trail blazer for all women. RIP Ms. Johnson and thank you for your service!
Everyone is special. Thankyou to your parents for believing in you. Rest in piece beautiful lady. Wow! She lived a long time and what a legacy she left behind!!
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megynkelly 👏🏻 Thank you Katherine! May you Rest In Peace Awe inspiring story. As a child of the Space Race, the stories behind that era that are being told now just add to the herculean effort to get to the Moon!! RIP, you are an Angel in heaven and on earth. We owe you such a round of gratitude for all of your contributions and knowledge. Thank you.
What a great movie! ❤️ RIP a great woman One of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, man or woman. That film is due for a remake. Katherine Jackson did so much for space exploration. Her contribution will be forever appreciated Rest In Peace
Yeah those figures were hidden because no one actually landed on the moon, and any rational person knows that It’s great that this movie added a deserved public respect while she was still alive. Wow ! Unlike hate monger Limbaugh, a TRUE American hero whose Medal of Freedom reflects her genuine and priceless contribution to our country. Rest In Peace, true patriot 🇺🇸 . . . .
Amazing human being!!! 🙏🏼Rip Gone from the bonds of this Earth; her brilliant achievements helped us escape them. Godspeed, Ms. Johnson. GREAT SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. What a life and legacy ✨ MalcolmNance A true heroine R.I.P. Rest in peace, Queen
I salute you ma’am jonfortt Old news. De ninguna manera hizo sola esos cálculos. FUE UN EQUIPO. An American hero. RIP, Katherine Johnson. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 What a woman, what legacy! The only way America makes it to the moon is to let everyone rise to their greatest potential and be included. Without inclusion America will never make it to the moon again; America won't find the best cures or invent the greatest technologies. HiddenFigures KatherineJohnson
Women usually don't like math.......good for her ..... “They asked Katherine Johnson for the moon, and she gave it to them.” 👏😭👏 May her memory be a blessing 🙏 Heaven is welcoming another equal...Rest in Peace, Angel.
NicolleDWallace 😔😔😔😔😔 That was a great movie. NicolleDWallace 😢 American hero Prayers. Rest on, great Mathematician! rab9604 PEACE SMBartosz This is a very sad day! A trailblazer and a mathematical legend! The country is poorer at her loss. My sympathies to the family. Soar through the Stars! You now know ALL the of the secrets of the Universe ♥️
Rip to our intelligent auntie. ❤️
Salute! Ms. Johnson!! Now here is a true National Heroine I don't understand. This isn't an article throwing shade at Bernie. Sad - today’s generation- don’t have a clue about science or mathematics Godspeed, god bless. Thank you for helping make the giant leap for all mankind possible. Hidden no more. RIP Katherine Johnson. Thank you for your contributions to the betterment of humanity. May the ‘next phase’ be kinder to you.
JustinCChang It was a good film! RIP Mrs. Katherine Johnson. You broke through the glass ceiling before many of us could clearly see it. Because of women like you, my two sisters are aspiring to be scientists. Condolences to your family. Respect. Rest well ma'am and thank you. RIP 🙏
An American Heroine. She was inspiration to all Americans!!RIP sweet woman. OM LennyHenry A friend recommended 'Hidden Figures' and we watched it in awe just a few days ago. What a remarkable woman. NicolleDWallace An amazing life and legacy! My heart hurts today! Condolences to her family. Katherine was a vital part of American history. May she RIP.
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Aw, just watched that movie. Much of it was hollywoodized- but the underlying NASA history is fascinating. RIP Katherine. 🇺🇸🙏 NicolleDWallace Such an inspiration. Thank you for posting. What a woman!!! My heart is profoundly saddened! What a gift Katherine Johnson was to America and to the world ! Rest In Peace ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
NicolleDWallace RIP Katherine. You are some kind of role model.❤️ An incredible woman and an American hero. Is there any exhibit in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum about these women? If not, there should be. 🙏🙏🙏RIP May she Rest In Peace Loved the movie RIP
Mark those words ' Her Calculations enabled Apollo 11 to land on the Moon !! ' Beautiful soul. ❤️ She is an American hero!! 👍 The series of Telstar and Apollo! Telstar song's play of Tornados and Ventures! The memories of bygone days in '60s! She has her name on a building at my school. Her legacy lives on in education.
bannerite 🙏🏻💔 davequast Wow! Katherine Johnson. A true hero. Rest is peace. You will be missed. hkosiacki 🙏🏾 Rest in power.
Undercelebrated and great lady. KatherineJohnson May Your SRIP my BlackQueen. Her true story was not told because the Costner character/white saviour did not exist. RIP Katherine Johnson a true womenintech hero. Thanks for being such a great role model for all women. May her memory be a blessing. follow me
RIP Alunizara se dice. So sad... a genius and determined scientist 🙏 NicolleDWallace In addition to all else wonderful about Mrs Johnson- she illustrates the value of an educated workforce, and the value of all workers to an organization’s success. She did her job!
RIP RIP Legend!! I don't mean to be trivializing, but her glasses are amazing NicolleDWallace Very sad. RIP RIP and thank you! NicolleDWallace Quite a Legacy Forever a legend. Noooo a legend. Please Rest In Peace What has been the reaction from WhiteHouse and POTUS ? में नोटिस कर रहा हूँ. 4-5 घण्टे हो गए ट्रम्प को आए हुए. अभी तक एक भी बार कपड़े चेंज नहीं किये!
RIP Hero!!! NicolleDWallace THIS is what a REAL Medal of Freedom recipient looks like. Thank you for everything you did for our country. Rest In Power KatherineJohnson 🙏🙏🙏 NicolleDWallace Thank you Katherine An amazing woman and an incredible gift to this country. RIP - 🙏 We've lost one of America's great mathematicians. I just wish we'd had recognized her contributions way sooner then we did.
Amazing, amazing woman. Thank you for what you did for us! Damn Rip 💔 Legend
RIP 💔 ...May Her Memory be a Blessing RIP Rest in peace. RIP Shero! 😢😢😢 A real American hero Rip An inspiration. A legend.
An amazing and inspiring woman. Thank you, Mrs. Johnson.