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    Katherine Johnson
    From: Noell Wilson
    Date: 2016 Aug 4, 15:19 -0700

    I just saw a short article on this lady in connection with a new book Hidden Figures and an upcoming movie about her life.
    See: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/a-lifetime-of-stem.html

    In the Vanity Fair of September 2016 they say of her and Apollo II, "With her slide rule - - - it was her duty to calculate orbital trajectories and flight times relative to the moon - you know, simple things." Actually, she was asked to check the computer calculations of the flight.

    She's 97 and recieved the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.

    I had never heard of her and, a search of NavList, doesn't find her. Heavy duty navigation.
    Regards, Noell

       
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