Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician whose trailblazing contributions to the space agency during the Space Race got the silver screen treatment in the film Hidden Figures, has died, NASA announced Monday. She was 101.
The Kennedy administration sought a diverse face to the space program, but for reasons unknown, the pilot was kept from reaching the stars
Happy birthday Katherine Johnson!
The renowned NASA mathematician is celebrating her 101st birthday.Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA.
Alien life could be discovered in less than two years but the world is ‘not prepared for the results’, NASA’s chief scientist says.
Europe’s ExoMars Rover, which has been named Rosalind in memory of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, will be launched with NASA’s rover Mars 2020 in March.
NASA is investigating what appears to be the first allegation of criminal wrongdoing in space with allegations that an astronaut accessed her estranged spouse’s bank account from the International Space Station, reports the New York Times.
My father worked on an engineering team that designed the housing that held the components for the guidance computer onboard Apollo 11.
Just this morning, I read an article looking back on the 50 years since man first landed on the moon. I read the story on my iPhone, which delivers 100,000 times the processing power of the computer that got Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the lunar surface.
Sue Finley began work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the US prepared to launch its first satellite into orbit in 1958, racing to match the Soviet Union, which had accomplished the feat months earlier.
Now 82, she is one of NASA’s longest-serving women, starting out as one of its “human computers,” whose critical yet long-hidden contributions to the space program, including the Apollo missions to the Moon, are finally being recognized.