Katherine Johnson

STEM Career: Physicist, Mathematician, “Human Computer”

Significant Contribution/s: Calculated flight trajectories for astronaut John Glenn’s first orbital space flight; Highlighted in the movie “Hidden Figures”.

Birth: August 26, 1918

Learn more:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/katherine-johnson-the-girl-who-loved-to-count

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_kjohnson.html

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Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.

— Henry G. Stott


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