Science in a Minute 022719 NASA Honors Kathrine Johnson

March 01, 2019 01:48 PM
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The 2016 hit movie Hidden Figures was based on the true story of three brilliant African-American women who had to fight the racial and gender discrimination of the 1950's and 60's to become ‘human computers' during the early days of NASA's human spaceflight program. The space agency has honored one of those ‘hidden figures', Katherine Johnson, by renaming a NASA facility in her home state of West Virginia in her honor.