Katherine Johnson

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In History
  • Birth

    Birth
    Katherine Johnson was born August 26, 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia , to Joylette Coleman and, Joshua Coleman
  • Middle School

    Middle School
    Katherine Johnson was 10 she passed the eighth grade.
  • College

    College
    She graduated from West Virginia at the age of 18
  • 1st marriage

    1st marriage
    Katherine Johnson​ married James Francis Goble 1939–1956
  • NASA

    NASA
    She began work as a computer at NASA.
  • Her husband

    Her husband
    In 1956 her husband died ​due to an inoperable brain tumor.
  • 2nd Marriage

    2nd Marriage
    Katherine Johnson married Colonel James A. Johnson.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Katherine was also part of the team that calculated where and when to launch the rocket for the Apollo 11 mission of 1969, which sent the first three men to the Moon.
  • Retirement

    Retirement
    She retired from NASA
  • Medal of Achievement

    Medal of Achievement
    In 2015 she was awarded the U.S Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • How does she influence my life

    How does she influence my life
    Katherine Johnson influences my life because she shows young black women that even though people put you down and say you​ cannot do it that you should not give up.