Katherine Johnson, a mathematician involved in NASA's manned lunar landing program, died,At 101。 NASA director Jim bridenstine expressed condolences on her death.
JohnsonBorn on August 26, 1918, he has shown his talent in mathematics since childhood. At the age of 14, he completed high school courses and entered West Virginia State University at the age of 15. She completed all of the school's mathematics courses, received two degrees in mathematics and French, and graduated from the school at the best level in 1937 at the age of 18. After graduation, I worked as a teacher in a high school, teaching mathematics, French and music. In 1938, the University of West Virginia set up a research institute, and she entered. At that time, there were three African American students, and she was the only woman among them, so she became the first African American woman to study in the Institute of West Virginia State University. Since 1953, she has worked for NASA to help John Glenn, the first American astronaut, calculate the safe flight orbit. Her calculation is famous for its accuracy. Her movie, hidden figures, was released in 2016.