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Katherine Johnson

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Birthday
26, 1918
Birthplace
West Virginia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1918 (age 100)
Birthplace
West Virginia

About

Renowned physicist and mathematician most famous for her work with NASA. She is considered a pioneer for African-American women in the scientific community.

Before Fame

She attended West Virginia State University, where a course in analytic geometry was created specifically for her.

Trivia

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors, including the NASA Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft and Operations Team Award for her work on the famed Apollo program.

Family Life

She married James Francis Goble in 1939. They had three daughters together.

Associated With

She assisted in the 1959 flight of astronaut Alan Shepard in which he became the first American to enter outer space.