The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman — 3CHICSPOLITICO

In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. To top it off, she did it all as a black woman in the 1950s […]

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