We'll Hold This Job, Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson talks about Langley's quota for black female mathematicians and how she waited for a job opening.

Katherine Johnson

NASA Mathematician

Katherine Johnson talks about her early affinity for mathematics, a college professor who noticed her gift and pushed her to pursue advanced math courses and how she eventually became a NASA mathematician who calculated, among many other computations, the trajectory for the space flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space; John Glenn, the first American to orbit earth; and Apollo 11, the first human mission to the moon.

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