NASA icon Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101

The African-American researcher helped break barriers for minorities and women in science

Katherine Johnson

The mathematical prowess of NASA researcher Katherine Johnson, who died February 24, helped put the first men on the moon. She became an icon for women and minorities in science.


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