AALBC Mourns the Loss of our Trailblazing Mathematician.
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson was born August 26, 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. She is a former NASA mathematician whose work was critical to the success of many of their initiatives, including the Apollo program and the start of the Space Shuttle program. Throughout her long career she has received numerous awards, including the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama.
NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson died February 24, 2020 at the age of 101