The Life of Katherine Johnson

Events

Katherine's Birthday

August 26, 1918

Graduated College with Summa Cum Laude

1937

Married James Goble

1939

First Black student at West Virginia University

1939

Hired to be a "Human Computer" at Langley Research Center

1952

James Goble (husband) died of Cancer

December 1956

Remarried James Johnson Navy Officer

1959

NASA Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft and Operations Team Award

1967

Apollo 13

1969

Retirement

1986

Mathematician of the Year for National Technical Associations

1997

Presidential Medal of Freedom

2015

Book and Movie based upon her

2016