NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations helped get the first Americans to space and back safely, died today at the age of 101. Among her many accomplishments, she completed the trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard’s 1961 suborbital flight, which was the first time the US sent a human into space.
‘Human computer’ Katherine Johnson dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and inspiration for the film ‘Hidden Figures,’ is dead at 101
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