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Katherine Johnson: The Race for the Moon
Updated: 5/20/2020
Katherine Johnson: The Race for the Moon
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  • Conditions were bad at NASA: white people and black people had separate workspaces and toilets. Katherine had to fight hard with her boss to make him understand that black people should be treated equally.
  • 56x-67=x? 675/89(89-7x) =
  • Katherine was fantastic at maths. She could always answer the questions andteach other kids in the class.
  • Very good, Katherine!You astound us!
  • She began working at NASA in 1953. She was awarded theSilver Snoopy Award for her work.
  • Katherine graduated from the University of West Virginia in 1939.
  • After getting Apollo 13 safely back from space, Katherine was a national hero.
  • I've got to get them safely back to earth from orbit!
  • WHITE COMPUTERS
  • BLACK COMPUTERS
  • WHITES ONLY
  • BLACKS ONLY
  • Katherine was very good at doing complex calculations and research using her mathematical skills such as geometry. She plotted and directed a route through space using Celestial Navigation.America's first human space flightwas in 1961.
  • We appreciate everythingyou have done for us, Katherine. I, Barack Obama, award you with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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