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(NBC News)   RIP Katherine Johnson. If you're wondering why that name sounds familiar, she was one of NASA's Hidden Figures calculators that made spaceflight a reality   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2020-02-24 1:02:00 PM  
RIP Ms. Johnson.  May you be greeted in the Great Beyond by John Glenn and Alan Shepard
 
2020-02-24 1:21:38 PM  
RIP to an important scientist who opened doors for many. Her legacy will hopefully live far beyond her.
 
2020-02-24 1:21:56 PM  

geom_00: RIP Ms. Johnson.  May you be greeted in the Great Beyond by John Glenn and Alan Shepard


They didn't get there because she couldn't do the calculations required to get them there.  Hopefully, though, she's taking care of that right now.
 
2020-02-24 1:32:06 PM  
Maybe this wouldn't have happened if she didn't have to walk so far to get to the goddamn bathroom.
 
2020-02-24 2:03:26 PM  
She really hated having to say "Yes, NASA. No, NASA"
 
2020-02-24 2:07:41 PM  

optikeye: She really hated having to say "Yes, NASA. No, NASA"


*chuckle*

Oh, and BooThisMan.jpg
 
2020-02-24 2:17:27 PM  
Even more amazing, as an African-American, she lived to be 101.
 
2020-02-24 2:21:39 PM  
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2020-02-24 2:51:05 PM  
Hidden Figures was a good movie.

/RIP to a pioneer in the space program
//may your spirit remain undimmed and your legacy continue to carry us forward into the great unknown
///respect
 
2020-02-24 3:56:23 PM  
Rest in peace and power.

This woman was a total badass
 
2020-02-24 5:41:31 PM  

buttercat: Rest in peace and power.

This woman was a total badass


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2020-02-24 6:53:27 PM  

jaytkay: [Fark user image 700x385]


What's with the picture of Bernie Sanders?
 
2020-02-24 7:11:25 PM  
Shame on you, mods, for relegating this to the Geek tab.  This should be on the main page.
 
2020-02-24 9:08:17 PM  

KingKauff: Shame on you, mods, for relegating this to the Geek tab.  This should be on the main page.


It has broad appeal.
 
2020-02-24 10:20:27 PM  
That movie was deceptive, making her seem Black when she was much lighter skinned.
 
2020-02-25 3:07:50 AM  
Katherine Johnson, human computer for NASA died today at age 5.

Bravo!
 
2020-02-25 8:52:49 AM  

rev.love_revolver: Katherine Johnson, human computer for NASA died today at age 5.

Bravo!


Getting to 5 was relatively easy. It was 4 that took a while.
 
2020-02-25 10:54:33 AM  

covfefe: KingKauff: Shame on you, mods, for relegating this to the Geek tab.  This should be on the main page.

It has broad appeal.


Never call chicks broads.
 
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