Katherine Johnson: NASA Mathematician, Recipient of Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

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Katherine Johnson: NASA Mathematician, Recipient of Nation's Highest Civilian Honor

Full Video |03:42

Profiles the life and career of NASA mathematician, astrophysicist, and space scientist Katherine Johnson. President Obama awarded Johnson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her work on every major NASA space program over the course of three decades.


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