Katherine G. Johnson

Events

Katherine Coleman (Johnson) was born

August 26, 1918

She graduated summa cum laude ; Math and French degrees

1937

One of the 1st Black students at West Virginia University

1939

Katherine married her 1st husband James Goble

1939

Hired to be a Human Computer at the Langley Research Center

1952

Remarried to Army and Naval Officer James Johnson

1956

Husband died of Cancer

December 1956

Apollo 13: Katherine performed calculations for the historic Apollo 13

1967

NASA Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft and Operations Team Award

1967

Retired from NASA

1986

Mathematician of the Year for National Technical Associations

1997

Presidential Medal of Freedom

November 2015

Hidden Figures

September 2016

People's 25 Women Changing the World

January 2017