Of mentors, grit, and possibility: Seven lessons from NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career
Seven contemporary ideas from the life and career of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson to support women and other underrepresented groups in mathematics and science.
Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician who played a key role in sending humans to the moon, dies at 101
Johnson was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2015.
Another medal will be awarded to all women who worked as computers, mathematicians and engineers during the space race.
Katherine Johnson was played by Taraji P Henson in the movie Hidden Figures released in 2016.
Lego is honouring real-life heroines — five women pioneers for the US space agency Nasa.