Whether or not you’ve seen the movie Hidden Figures, you need to know about Katherine Johnson (1918-2020). She was a NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronaut Alan Shepard become the first American to reach space. Her work also played a crucial role in John Glenn’s successful orbit of the Earth during the Friendship 7 mission.
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Photo Friday: Ode to NASA
The Perseverance rover, NASA’s most sophisticated one to date, landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. To celebrate, I’m posting a few pics from my trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center a few years ago.