Katherine Johnson


Tecumsehsbones
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The black woman mathematician who calculated the orbits for early satellites and Project Mercury, including John Glenn's orbits in Friendship 7, one of the subjects of the film Hidden Figures, died today, aged 101.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom back when it meant something.

Fly high, Mrs. Johnson.
 
AnnaE
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Yup.
There's a recent movie about her and the other women: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/
 
Mockingbird
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaE View Post

Yup.
There's a recent movie about her and the other women: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/

The movie is a great watch.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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There's also a slightly older (201, more accurate movie about her specifically, called Outlier.

https://www.amazon.com/Outlier-Story...vies-tv&sr=1-2
 
Wise
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101? Not bad. Did she calculate that?