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Today, we celebrate the 100th birthday of Katherine Johnson, a trailblazer who calculated trajectories BY HAND that launched NASA Astronauts into orbit ?. #Happy100Katherine

balou 8 Aug 26

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Genius, beautiful woman , American treasure


And was finally given due credit by NASA:



I looked this up quickly, because I thought it would be cool to tell my daughter that she shares a birthday with this woman. You're actually a day late. Amazing woman either way.

JimG Level 8 Aug 27, 2018

Yes, I know she was born on Aug. 26. I posted it late last night and I'm in the Central Time Zone. This is also the same month and day as when my daughter was born.


Truly amazing what she could do.


The movie "Hidden Figures" is simply one of the best biopics ever....all the women who did maths at that level, in the past, under such discriminatory circumstances should be remembered. They were as important to the Space Race as the astronauts were.


I loved that movie!


What those ladies did with just there brains is amazing . Today tools, it seems like, are needed but there's gotta be some people out there who could do similar calculations. I, unfortunately , usually have to think longer and harder now and do it several times to make sure my grocery list or checkbook balances.


I am reading the book Hidden Figures. Fascinating. What we did before everyone had a calculator in their pocket.


The movie ‘Hidden Figures’ about her and her colleagues was excellent.

I didn’t know that. Thanks, I’ll have to check it out.


Her acknowledgement is way overdue .

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