NASA Opens Building Dedicated To Katherine Johnson, The Hidden Figures Hero

This week Katherine Johnson, a mathematician whose contributions to NASA’s early space missions were instrumental to its success, was honored during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The organization opened the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility in her honor.

Johnson, an African-American woman from West Virginia, and her work would go virtually unrecognized until her story (along with her cohorts) made it to the silver screen in 2016, in Hidden Figures.

In a pre-taped video...

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