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Katherine Johnson

Watch the Moment Katherine Johnson Joined the "Hidden Figures" Cast On Stage At the Oscars

MAKER Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who calculated the trajectory for the first American space flight to orbit earth and Apollo 11 — the first human mission to the moon —  an appearance at the Oscars on Sunday nig Read More »

With the Help From "Hidden Figures," More Girls Want to Be Like Katherine Johnson

With $22.8 million in ticket sales, the women of "Hidden Figures" were far from being overlooked in box office Read More »

BBC's 100 Women List: Alicia Keys, Katherine Johnson, and More

This year's BBC 100 Women list is filled with some of the world's most inspirational and influential groundbreakers, motivators, and feminists. Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know About the Real Women Behind the 'Hidden Figures' Movie

Inspired by a true story, "Hidden Figures" reveals the history of three of the African-American women who calculated the "important mathematical data n Read More »

Female NASA Mathematician Will Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

A female NASA mathematician will receive the United States' highest civilian honor. Katherine Johnson, 97, was named as one the recipients to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More »