Monday, August 27, 2018

Happy 100th Birthday To Katherine Johnson!

Happy belated birthday to NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, who turned 100 on August 26th!

Johnson was an integral part of NASA's early days, and was the subject of the 2017 film Hidden Figures. I wasn't a huge fan of that movie, since, like most biopics, it played VERY fast and loose with the facts. 

That said, I have nothing but respect for Johnson and her many, many achievements. We'd never have made it into outer space without her help. She was responsible for calculating the orbital trajectories of our space capsules, literally figuring them out in her head! Impressive!

Happy 100th, Katherine!

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