Katherine Johnson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Katherine Johnson (Creola Katherine Coleman)

Last Updated: 26 Aug, 2023 | Views: 775

Age: 101

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Writer, Mathematician, Teacher, Computer scientist

Famous For: Calculations of orbital mechanics

Higher Education: Graduated

Katherine Johnson Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
26 Aug, 1918 (101 Years 05 Months 29 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
West Virginia

Birth District
White Sulphur Springs

Birth Sign



Died on
24 Feb, 2020

Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Katherine Johnson Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Katherine Johnson was born on August 26, 1918 and died on February 24, 2020. He was an American mathematician. Katherine Johnson graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mathematics and French from West Virginia State College in 1937. She calculated the trajectories, launch windows, and emergency return paths for various missions, including the historic Mercury and Apollo programs.
Katherine Johnson Career:
Katherine Johnson Human "Computer" at NASA: 
• In 1953, Katherine Johnson joined NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). 
• Johnson's exceptional mathematical skills and attention to detail quickly earned her recognition.
Katherine Johnson Contributions to Space Missions: 
• Katherine Johnson made significant contributions to the early space missions of NASA. Her work was vital in ensuring the success and safety of these missions.
Katherine Johnson Accuracy and Trust: 
• Johnson's calculations were known for their remarkable accuracy, and her work was trusted by some of NASA's most prominent engineers, including John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. 
• Glenn requested that Johnson personally verify the calculations made by the newly introduced electronic computers, stating, "Get the girl to check the numbers... If she says they're good, then I'm ready to go."
Katherine Johnson Integration at NASA: 
• During a time of racial segregation, Katherine Johnson faced significant challenges as an African-American woman working in a predominantly white and male environment. 
• Despite the obstacles, she persisted and gained the respect of her colleagues with her exceptional skills and professionalism. 
Katherine Johnson Later Career and Legacy:
• Johnson worked at NASA for over three decades, including during the transition from NACA to NASA. 
• She co-authored numerous research reports and retired from the agency in 1986. 
• Johnson's contributions gained broader recognition with the release of the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly in 2016, which showcased the important work of Johnson and other African-American women mathematicians at NASA.
Katherine Johnson Katherine Johnson Award:
• 1977: NASA Group Achievement Award 
• 2015: Presidential Medal of Freedom
• 2016: Silver Snoopy award from Leland Melvin
• 2016: Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Arthur B.C. Walker II Award
• 2019: Congressional Gold Medal
• 2021: Induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Katherine Johnson Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 kg
In Pounds 123 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Katherine Johnson Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Joshua Coleman

Mother's Name
Joylette Coleman

James A. Johnson, James Francis Goble





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