Johnson, a black NASA pioneer, finds acclaim at 98

Victoria St. Martin, The Washington Post Fame has finally found Katherine Johnson – and it only took 98 years, six manned moon landings, a best-selling book and an Oscar-nominated movie. For more than 30 years, Johnson worked as a NASA mathematician at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where she played an unseen but pivotal role in the country’s space missions. That she was an African-American woman in an almost all-male and white workforce made her career even more...

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