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Rest In Power, Katherine Johnson🙏🙏

Brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has passed away at the age of 101. What a life she had. What she saw in her 101 years. I am ashamed that I consider myself an educated person, and I had no idea … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

Born, August 26, 1918, Happy 100th Birthday, Katherine Johnson! A true American hero, whose body of work earned her a movie highlighting her contributions to the world, a building named after her, and a doll. Today, retired @NASA_Langley mathematician Katherine … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Happy Saturday Everyone. Here’s a prelude to Katherine Johnson’s 100th Birthday. On Sunday, Katherine Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday! 🎂🎉 Celebrate this milestone by sharing her inspiring story with your students. K-4: https://t.co/k9ntZrn4Gj5-8: https://t.co/7bMXnTMLgs#Happy100Katherine pic.twitter.com/8vnfoGmTnd — NASA Education (@NASAedu) August … Continue reading

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#BlackGirlMagic | NASA Welcomes Jessica Watkins To Newest Class Of Astronauts

  The 29-year-old geologist from Lafayette, Colorado could be one of the first people to step foot on Mars. On Wednesday, NASA announced that Jessica Watkins has been chosen for their newest class of astronauts—their first class since 2013. The … Continue reading

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Black History | Jeanette Epps: 1st AA International Space Station Crew Member

Just as the highly anticipated movie Hidden Figures—the story of three African-American women who were crucial in the launch of the first American into orbit—hits theaters, more news of black female achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Entertainment for the Holidays

As you are enjoying family and friends, if you want to go out and be entertained and educated, there are two films that you should put at the top of your list: Hidden Figures- the untold story of the Black … Continue reading

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The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman

In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. … Continue reading

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