A Woman to Know: Katherine Johnson

I don't have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. Katherine

(Image via NASA)

When we didn't know if astronauts blasted into outer space would come back safely — if at all — Katherine Johnson was there. Throughout the early years of the NASA space program, Katherine mapped the paths of astronauts on the moon, on space stations and beyond. She was the one at the computer (then a typewriter-like counting machine), plotting the small steps (as well as the giant leaps) for mankind.

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