HAMPTON, VA (BDPA Hampton Roads) — NASA announced today one of America’s beloved “Human Computers,” Katherine Johnson, has died at the age of 101. Ms. Johnson was a pioneering Hampton Roads and American icon featured in the movie “Hidden Figures.”
“NASA is deeply saddened by the loss of a leader from our pioneering days, and we send our deepest condolences to the family of Katherine Johnson. Ms. Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color in the universal human quest to explore space,” said NASA Administrator Bridenstine.
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(Top photo at The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia)
Ms. Johnson is a distinguished recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and recently had NASA facilities renamed in her honor.
— Source and photos: NASA