Katherine Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America's aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Her courage and perseverance helped to lead the way for both women and African-Americans in technical fields.
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Katherine Johnson, who has died at the age of 101, was an amazing woman. But up until a few years ago, hardly anyone had ...