Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

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Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson worked for NASA as a mathematician, where she performed calculations for space flights, including the Mercury, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work in 2015 and was one of several African American NASA mathematicians featured in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

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Approach Guidance Method Using a Single Onboard Optical Measurement; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) pamphlet

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Approach Guidance Method Using a Single Onboard Optical Measurement

Written by Harold A. Hamer and Katherine G. Johnson

United States National Bureau of Standards Collection of Computer Literature

Charles Babbage Institute Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

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