Multimedia project for Katherine Johnson

Multimedia project for Katherine Johnson
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  • Hi. I am Katherine Johnson. I was born on August 26, 1918. I live in White Sulpher Springs, W V.
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  • I did the problem on the board. The answer is 5376.
  • I have a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and french which I got from West Virginia State College.
  • I was accepted in NACA (National Advisory Committee  for Areonautics) on June 1953.
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  • I retired from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in 1986.
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  • I was a teacher before I went to NACA. I taught my students math.
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  • I was also a mathematician. I was quite good at it. 
  • The most notable thing that Katherine Johnson did was calculate the landing spot for John Glenn. John Glenn would not get in the Mercury space capsule unless she checked the computers calculation of his landing spot.
  • My favorite fact about Katherine Johnson was that she worked at NASA even though she was an African American women and the majority of the workers there were male.
  • Katherine Johnson's calculations helped influence the math that computers do today. Her work in mathematics has influenced every space program.
  • Sources : NASA.gov, Hidden figures book, www.youtube.com (Katherine Johnson's interview), and www.flickr.com (photo of Earth).

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