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'Human computer' Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

The 99-year-old, a central character in the hit film 'Hidden Figures', played a key role in helping the United States win the space race at a time when racist laws were still widespread in her country
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Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101.
Katherine Johnson was one of several influential African-American women to be involved in US efforts during the space race, while working in separate facilities to white workers.
Tributes to the pioneering scientist were led by NASA, who claimed that she “helped lead us into a new era in space exploration” while praising her “pioneering spirit and incredible contributions to science and spaceflight.”
Margot Lee Shetterley, who wrote the book on which Hidden Figures was...
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