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Katherine Johnson

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights.

Katherine Johnson, Hampton, Virginia

An archival pigment portrait print of Katherine Johnson, seated with her hands on her hips. Johnson wears a black suit, red top, and a patterned black and gold scarf. Accessories include glasses, earrings, and a beaded necklace. In the background is a beach and the ocean under an overcast sky. There are no inscriptions on the front or back.

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Education of Katherine Johnson

2 Educational Institution(s) are currently recorded in Wikidata about Katherine Johnson

Where Katherine Johnson Worked

2 Employers of Katherine Johnson Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

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space-related agency of the United States government
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Memberships of Katherine Johnson

1 Organizations that Katherine Johnson is a Member of Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

Katherine Johnson

Alpha Kappa Alpha

historically Black sorority

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Timeline of Katherine Johnson

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People Relevant to Katherine Johnson

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Angie Turner King
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Map of Katherine Johnson and Influence

6 Locations are currently recorded in Wikidata about Katherine Johnson

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
100 Women
White Sulphur Springs
Columbia University
West Virginia University
New Mexico

Library of Katherine Johnson

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Awards of Katherine Johnson

4 Awards & Honors Recieved By Katherine Johnson Are Currently Recorded in Wikidata

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