Did you know we had our own "Hidden Figures" moment? It's a story that was almost forgotten. These women worked as human computers, calculating the unknown location of stars in the night sky. 💫
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Lawmakers are hosting a Dec. 9 reception for Dr. Christine Darden, the former NASA mathematician + aeronautical engineer who inspired Hidden Figures. Darden + other Hidden Figures women are (finally) being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Here's Darden at NASA in 1975.
#HappyBirthday to mathematician Katherine Johnson, who turns 101 today. Her contributions to the space program, detailed in @margotshetterly 's "Hidden Figures," continue to inspire us, especially today on #WomensEqualityDay . Read more about her story:
Hidden figures have supported our missions since the dawn of space exploration. Calculations that helped the U.S. launch its 1st satellite, Explorer 1, into space & propel us into the Space Age were performed by women known as "human computers":
Hollywood should not act like the success of Hidden Figures is a fluke (which is what it usually does). People want to hear these stories.