CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” rocketed into orbit Saturday, the 59th anniversary of John...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has established a scholarship honoring pioneering Black mathematician Katherine Johnson.
The scholarship will benefit students studying math...
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Three black astronauts joined hundreds of other mourners Saturday at a memorial service for pioneering African American mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine...
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about...
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Four black women who gained national attention in a recent book and movie for groundbreaking NASA work in Virginia during space-race years will receive special awards from...
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — NASA is holding a formal ceremony to rename a West Virginia facility after a mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The street outside of NASA's headquarters has been renamed "Hidden Figures Way" to honor the African American women who served as "human computers" in the effort to send humans...
WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) — Scott Zemerick watched a simulated flight of NASA'S SLS (Space Launch System) play out on a TV screen.
He gestured toward the video as it showed the rocket going through the stages of its flight.
The simulation was part of a press conference at the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility Wednesday to discuss a breakthrough software that will be used on SLS, which is NASA's replacement for the Space Shuttle.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A NASA facility is West Virginia has been renamed to honor mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth.
The structure in Fairmont is now known as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility. News outlets report Congress passed a bill allowing the name change and President Donald Trump signed it into law on Dec. 11.
The move follows efforts by West Virginia leaders to have Johnson's contributions celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with a bronze statue and scholarship dedication on the eve of her 100th birthday.
Six of Johnson's grandchildren revealed the statue during a ceremony Saturday on the West Virginia State campus in Institute.
The university also awarded a scholarship in Johnson's name to two students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — A statue honoring a West Virginia State University graduate depicted in the film "Hidden Figures" will be unveiled at a ceremony this weekend.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Senate may award a Congressional Gold Medal to the women portrayed in the 2016 film "Hidden Figures."
The Daily Press reported Wednesday that the award would go to Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, and posthumously to Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name.
West Virginia State University says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25, the day before Johnson's 100th birthday.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will be the College of William and Mary's commencement speaker this spring.
The Daily Press reports that the Virginia Democrat will give the address May 12.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Back when "human computers" like Katherine Johnson calculated orbital trajectories and flight times for Mercury and Apollo astronauts by hand, some people still considered actual computers mere works in progress.
That's why in 1962 a dubious John Glenn famously asked that Johnson run the numbers for his historic orbital flight to back up a NASA computer.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — When Michael Jones' dance teacher at Southland College Prep Charter High School in suburban Chicago began to choreograph an interpretive routine set to the score from "Hidden Figures," the 11th-grader responded with three words:
"That's my aunt."
Katherine Johnson — the groundbreaking NASA mathematician whose work and determination are at the center of the book and film "Hidden Figures" — is actually Jones' great-aunt. But it's close enough for a good class project.