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Of mentors, grit, and possibility: Seven lessons from NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson's life and career
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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
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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.

NASA women scientists that inspired 'Hidden Figures' to be awarded Congressional Gold Medals
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NASA women scientists that inspired 'Hidden Figures' to be awarded Congressional Gold Medals

Another medal will be awarded to all women who worked as computers, mathematicians and engineers during the space race.

NASA's 'human-computer' Katherine Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday
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NASA's 'human-computer' Katherine Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday

Katherine Johnson was played by Taraji P Henson in the movie Hidden Figures released in 2016.

Hidden figures no more: Lego to release new toy set to honour 'women of Nasa'
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Hidden figures no more: Lego to release new toy set to honour 'women of Nasa'

Lego is honouring real-life heroines — five women pioneers for the US space agency Nasa.