Katherine Johnson, black NASA mathematician, dies at 101
Katherine Johnson's calculations enabled Apollo 11 to land on the moon.
WASHINGTON - Katherine Johnson, a ground-breaking black NASA mathematician whose life was portrayed in the movie"Hidden Figures," died on Monday aged 101, the space agency said.Her math talents later helped determine the trajectory of the Apollo 11 flight that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon in July 1969.
Along with colleagues, she plotted John Glenn's course when he became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962."Hidden Figures" also told the stories of fellow pioneers Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and the key role they played in the Space Race.
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