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September 29th, 2012 | Tags: Al Shepard, Apollo, Astronaut, Atlas, Cape Canaveral, Dee O'Hara, Exploration, Explore, John Glenn, Kennedy Space Center, KSC, Lunar, Mercury Program, Mercury-Atlas-8 (MA-8), Moon, NASA, Pad 14, rocket, Rockets, Scott Carpenter, Sigma 7, Space, space exploration, Spaceflight, USS Kearsarge, Wally Schirra, Woomera | Category: Alan Shepard, Apollo, astronaut, Ben Evans, Celebrating 50 Years of Americans in Orbit, Earth observation, Gemini, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Mercury Program, NASA, Spaceflight, Walter Schirra | 6 comments - (Comments are closed)
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Katherine Johnson at NASA Langley Research Center
NASA's Amazing Daily Image
NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at Langley Research Center. Born on Aug. 26, 1918, in White Sulphur Springs, WV, Johnson worked at Langley from 1953 until her retirement in 1986, making critical technical contributions which included calculating the trajectory of Alan Shepard's historic 1961 flight.