Katherine Johnson awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015

President Barack Obama said the NASA mathematician was a “pioneer who broke barriers of race and gender.”
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Transcript for Katherine Johnson awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015
With her razor sharp mathematical mind Kathryn G Johnson helped broaden the scope of space travel. Charting new frontiers for humanity's exploration space and creating new possibilities for all human kind. From sending the first American to space to the first moon landing she played a critical role in many of NASA's most important milestones. Katherine G Johnson refused to be limited by society's expectations. Have her gender and race while expanding the boundaries of humanity's reach. Okay.

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