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    Katherine Johnson RIP

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    Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101.

    Johnson "was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. biography
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    She should not be forgotten

    My condolences to her family
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    From the Washington Post:

    … President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the country’s highest civilian honor — in 2015. ...
    Mrs. Johnson was “critical to the success of the early U.S. space programs,” Bill Barry, NASA’s chief historian, said in a 2017 interview for this obituary. “She had a singular intellect, curiosity and skill set in mathematics that allowed her to make many contributions, each of which might be considered worthy of a single lifetime."

    Her formulas were crucial to the success of the Apollo lunar program and are still in use today, Barry said. “If we go back to the moon, or to Mars, we’ll be using her math.”
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    Truly a figure worth of note. My respects and condolences to her family and friends.

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    Yes, she contributed greatly to NASA manned missions. RIP Katherine.

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    I saw the film hidden figures, she along with two other women were an inspiration for women and STEM

    I hope they show that film again somewhere as tribute to her


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    I saw the film hidden figures, she along with two other women were an inspiration for women and STEM

    I hope they show that film again somewhere as tribute to her

    It seems to be on cable TV quite a bit!
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    She would have had her own Lego set as well, but some legal issues stopped that from happening.
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    I would have liked that...

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    She is definitely not forgotten, as she is one of the rare recipients of a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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