December 5, 2020

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and subject of ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and subject of 'Hidden Figures,' dead at 101

Katherine Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician, died Monday at the age of 101. Johnson is celebrated for helping send Americans into orbit and to the moon.

NASA tweeted about Johnson’s death, saying “we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers.”

Our @NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old. She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgottenhttps://t.co/UPOqo0sLfb pic.twitter.com/AgtxRnA89h

— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) …

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