NASA Renames West Virginia Facility in Honor of Human ‘Computer’

Katherine Johnson was portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" and is now 100 years old.

  • Published 3 July 2019

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A NASA facility in West Virginia has been renamed in honor of a native of the state whose calculations helped put men on the moon 50 years ago. Katherine Johnson was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” and is now 100 years old. She did not attend the ceremony in Fairmont but was represented by two of her daughters, Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore. News outlets report elected officials, the NASA… Read at AP News