Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Katherine is a mathematician who contributed to the US space programs with the early application of computers at NASA.

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She calculated the trajectories and backup return paths for the early NASA missions and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. Her calculations were critical to the success of these missions. 

Women who work in STEM

Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM

Resources for the classroom help girls learn about female role models in STEM subjects and support their aspirations and subject choices.

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