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katherinejohnson

Physicist, space scientist, and mathematician Katherine Johnson is an unsung heroine in America’s progress beyond Earth. Astronaut John Glenn had demanded that Johnson re-check calculations by a computer to ensure his successful orbit around the Earth.

Listen to NPR’s recent podcast on how Katherine Johnson confronted black inequality and fought tooth and nail for a better education, as well as her innumerable contributions to NASA and humanity’s progress into space.

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