Personnel News Katherine Johnson By Keith Cowing NASA Watch February 24, 2020 We're saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers: https://t.co/Tl3tsHAfYB pic.twitter.com/dGiGmEVvAW — NASA (@NASA) February 24, 2020 Keith Cowing NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber. 6 responses to “Katherine Johnson” ThomasLMatula says: February 24, 2020 at 6:08 pm 0 0 My condolences to her family and friends. A true pathfinder and role model! Jeff2Space says: February 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm 0 0 Godspeed. Explorer123 says: February 25, 2020 at 8:42 am 0 0 Keith, did you ever have an opportunity to meet or speak with Ms. Johnson? kcowing says: February 25, 2020 at 3:36 pm 0 0 I think I heard her speak once a decade or so ago but I never actually met her – unfortunately. Tom Mazowiesky says: February 25, 2020 at 2:25 pm 0 0 After watching the movie, I read the book as well. Such an amazing lady! She managed to do everything, a career, raise a family and become a leader in her profession. If you haven’t read the book “Hidden Figures”, then please give it a read. The book is much more detailed than the movie and the author uses language beautifully. Skinny_Lu says: February 26, 2020 at 2:06 am 0 0 Wow. 101 years is a full life indeed. Like someone said before, Godspeed, Ms. Johnson!