Katherine Johnson and other "Human Computers" played an integral role in the early days of America's space program. With a slide rule and a pencil, Katherine was responsible for calculating orbital trajectories of numerous space flights, including Alan Shepard, the first American in space and the Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. Her brilliance and perseverance still resonate with employees at NASA's Ames Research Center today!
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Published: July 12, 2018