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A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer - A88062843
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here's another little Entry in my series on women mathematicians smiley - biggrin


A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - applause A very worthy subject. It's extremely annoying that early spaceflight suffered from all sorts of casual sexism and racism like that - we are grateful to those pioneer mathematicians for fighting their way through.

Would you like a photo of Ms Johnson? I uploaded it as post_NASA_Langley_Katherine_Johnson_computing

Credit: NASA Langley Research Center


A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for finding the photo - I have added it to the Entry and it looks great smiley - ok


A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - ok Saves us a little time, anyway.


A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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SashaQ - happysad

After I added the photo to this Entry, I watched a programme that featured Gladys Mae Brown talking about GPS. There was a montage of photos and this one of Katherine Johnson appeared! I'm hoping it was included because of the calculating and the celestial sphere in the background, and not because someone mistook Katherine Johnson for Gladys Mae Brown...


A88062843 - Katherine Johnson - a NASA Computer

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - laugh


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