NASA honors hidden figure Katherine Johnson with building naming in 2017

Katherine Johnson, the "human computer," was a mathematician at NASA for 33 years.
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Gary NASA Langley Katharine Johnson's name is for ever engraved here on their newest building it speaks to our 33 years of tough work have paved the way for generations stick up. This is great to have her living legend. And immortalized on this wonderful. Her story shared worldwide to thank goodness for the movie in the book that actually came out and people don't understand what this woman meant to our country I mean she really broke down the barriers she set a foundation for the future at NASA went inside. There's something moon. All his life completely nude gatherings calculations analyze the trajectory for America's first human space list. Bob problem. And today. Cushion. I'm did that for you missed him. Oh. At the time Katherine had no idea she was changing the face of the workforce for every way including astronauts like doctor. They're Cagle but this is remarkable and and it really shows that green you make substantive contributions likeness that resonate both on and off plan it. There's no time like the press and. NASA says that's why they name their 37000. Square foot state of the art building after capture any combination of technology and people. Is really what makes mass. What we are now for those usually use that building Mabel for Everett know whose legendary name and work there building upon some things you on thank. Everyone who are recognizing him bringing to life it's beautiful. Time NASA Langley research.

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