Katherine Johnson –


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Behind the NASA astronaut that orbited around Earth, mathematician Katherine Johnson was one of the many women the public doesn’t credit for these achievements. In 2015, she was granted the Medal of Freedom by President Obama and five years later, she passed in 2020.

“I don’t have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I’m as good as anybody, but no better.”