NASA legend Katherine Johnson was honored with a statue and a scholarship fund was created to celebrate her milestone by her alma mater West Virginia State University yesterday.
The trailblazer and the inspiration behind the blockbuster movie ‘Hidden Figure” physicist and mathematician is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Johnson was known as the “Human Computer” during her career as NASA and worked in the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Lab in Hampton Virginia. Mrs. Johnson calculated the trajectories, launch windows, and emergency back-up return paths for space flights at NASA. She conducted technical work at NASA for decades, including the missions of John Glen orbit the earth three times. As a native of West Virginia, it is a proud moment for the women of our state. (Source:Wikipedia)