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Katherine Johnson Contribution To Space Exploration

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Arianna Morales

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02/15/2018

Katherine Johnson

Who is Katherine Johnson? How was Johnson a key contributor to space exploration and how did her three accomplishments impact space exploration? Katherine Johnson a African American women, born in 1918 West Virgina. Johnson was very skilled in math from a young age to adulthood. But not just any type of math; the math Johnson did was geometry, calculous, and trigonometry. Johnson was a single mother of three beautiful girls due to her husband passing away from cancer. In 1952 Johnson began working for NASA as a "computer". Johnson contributed many things to NASA during her time there, but there are
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Johnson was highly trusted with the calculations to NASA for her unwavering accuracy. Johnson performed the historical 1969 Apollo 11 trip to the moon, and the following year when Apollo 13 experienced malfunctions in space, her contributions to contingency procedures helped ensure the safe returns of astronauts (www.biography.com). For Apollo 11 Johnson calculations were vital for Apollo moon landings and the start of her space shuttle program (www.investors.com). Johnson successfully got Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon and back. Johnson made history right then and there even though she wasn’t given the credit she deserved until the ag of 93 (www.arts.com). Johnson changed not only NASA's thoughts but the worlds thoughts, because she made something happen that was once nothing but a dream, she made the man on the moon possible thanks to her paths of mathematical calculations. Johnson brought man to the moon for the United States and without her NASA would have never got…show more content…
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