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Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

24 Feb 2020, 15:22 UTC
Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies
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Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.(Image credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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