January 16, 2022


The world of science and technology

NASA Honors Space Mathematician Katherine Johnson on her 101st Birthday

Aug. 26, 2019 marks the 101st birthday of no longer hidden figure Katherine Johnson. With slide rules and pencils, Katherine, a legendary NASA mathematician – and the other human computers who worked at the agency – helped our nation’s space program get off the ground, but it was their confidence, bravery and commitment to excellence that broke down racial and social barriers that continue to inspire to this day. To learn more about Katherine and other trailblazing ‘human computers,’ visit: https://www.nasa.gov/modernfigures