Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies
By BEN FINLEY
NASA says pioneering black mathematician Katherine Johnson has died. She worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about black female aerospace workers. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of life and her legacy of excellence and breaking down racial and social barriers. Johnson was one of the so-called “computers” who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits by hand during NASA’s early years. Until 1958, Johnson and other black women worked in a racially segregated computing unit at what is now called Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Their work was the focus of the Oscar-nominated 2016 film.
Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
San Benito family grieving the loss of two family members in a...
PSJA ISD are finding solutions to laptop shortage problem
Obesity in the RGV puts us at higher risk of COVID-19 deaths
UTRGV announced record high enrollment rates for fall semester
Edinburg man claims construction company stole thousands from him