R.I.P. Katherine Johnson, Mathematician and Trailblazer

So sad to hear of Katherine Johnson’s passing. Her contributions to the U.S. Space program were extraordinary, breaking down barriers for women and people of color in the field of mathematics. We just watched the movie Hidden Figures about a week ago, too. Ms. Johnson lived to be 101 years old. May she Rest in Peace.

Black and white image of Katherine Johnson working at desk.

Katherine Johnson wearing Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House
Former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson is seen after President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)