03.18.2019

NASA Names Facility After ‘Hidden Figures’ Mathematician Katherine Johnson

NASA Names Facility After ‘Hidden Figures’ Mathematician Katherine Johnson Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

NASA on Friday officially renamed a West Virginia facility in honor of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician whose work for NASA in the 1960s inspired the movie “Hidden Figures.”

The center is now known as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility. 

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