Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: Katherine Johnson

Written by on July 19, 2020

 

 

Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: Katherine Johnson

 

Johnson was a mathematician during her 33-year long tenure with NASA, where she worked on calculating launch trajectories and emergency backup return paths for various missions, including the backup plan for Apollo 11.

Some of Johnson’s experience as a NASA employee was also chronicled in Hidden Figures. She was played by Taraji P. Henson.



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