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Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man in space?

3 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

KATHERINE JOHNSON has died at the age of 101, NASA has confirmed and paid tribute to the woman who helped put the first American into space.
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Katherine Johnson, NASA pioneer and star of Hidden Figures, dies aged 101

Katherine Johnson, NASA pioneer and star of Hidden Figures, dies aged 101

3 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

Katherine Johnson, who has died at the age of 101, was the NASA mathematician who boldly went where no woman had gone before.
Her metrononic calculations allowed the first American astronauts to successfully orbit the earth and her trailblazing exploits inspired the award-winning film Hidden Figures.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine praised Johnson as “an American hero” whose “pioneering legacy will never be forgotten”.
And, while most of the focus in the space race of the 1960s revolved around the men who flew off into the great blue yonder to become all-American heroes, they could not...
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