Meet NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson Before Her Movie Comes Out
Katherine Johnson and her colleagues inspired the upcoming film "Hidden Figures" about the black women who helped NASA win the space race.By Calvin Stovall | April 7, 2016
A familiar face has signed on to the film "Hidden Figures," which tells the story of the black women who helped NASA win the space race.
Pharrell Williams will produce and score music for the film. We know who Williams is, but can you name this woman? She's a NASA mathematician who helped take the American space program to new heights.
During her time at NASA, Katherine Johnson helped send the first Americans into space and to the moon, calculating most of the coordinates by hand.