Tuesday, May 03, 2016

tarajiphenson



💋💋💋 #Repost @vmarwaha ・・・ She's played a role in every major US space program, from calculating the trajectory for Alan Shepard’s (First American in Space) inaugural flight to the Space Shuttle era. Her inspirational work for the U.S. space program since 1953 predates the creation of NASA. She calculated the trajectory for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon in 1970, and Apollo 13’s mission to the Moon. When Apollo 13’s mission was aborted, she helped to safely return the crew to Earth four days later through her work on backup procedures and charts. Her name is Katherine Johnson and it’s likely that you’ve never heard her name before. Until recently that is. 97-Year-Old Katherine Johnson became a recipient of thePresidential Medal of Freedom in November 2015, the United States’ highest civilian honor, for a hugely influential career in mathematics. When NASA began to use electronic computers for the first time to calculate astronaut John Glenn’s orbit around Earth, she was relied upon to verify the computer’s calculations. And now, mathematical genius #KatherineJohnson is about to be commemorated in a movie titled ‘Hidden Figures‘ and played by none other than “#Empire” Star Taraji.P Henson! Read more about her at the profile link! #RocketWomen #Inspiration #Inspire #Instago #WomenInSTEM #WomenInSpace #WomenInTech #Engineer #Space #ILookLikeAnEngineer #NASA #WomenInTech #PassionPassport #Dedication #womeninfilm #WomenWhoCode #Engineering #SmartIsSexy #CloseTheGap #EmpoweringWomen #WomenInSTEAM #GirlsInSTEAM

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