“She [Katherine Johnson] helped with the moon landing, to do the math on that. So, really brilliant mind to help get people into space and do that kind of exploration. Especially as a black woman during that day in age too, she was breaking barriers and pushing boundaries in a big way,” says Nora Venezky, executive director of the Greenbrier County Historical Society.
wegg fans, let’s set the record straight because Venezky goes on to say: “John Glenn wouldn’t have gone to space had she [Katherine Johnson] not manually checked the calculations.”
In honor of Black History Month, read on to learn how Katherine Johnson paves the way for generations to come.
May Katherine rest in peace after living a productive life of 101 years. Her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten. We honor, salute and thank her for the work she has done. One giant step for man, but breaking barriers and pushing boundaries in a big way for women worldwide.