Reviewed by Mary D on Mar 8, 2022
This children's version of how a woman helped the flight of Apollo 13 take off. Katherine Johnson even as a child loved to count, she would count steps , the number of dishes and spoons she washed. She was very smart. She loved numbers and the Universe studies. She skipped three whole grades in school. Back in Katherine's time there was secration still and Katherine coundn't go to a regular high school because of the color of her skin. She moved to a town where there was a black high school and she loved school.
She eventually got a job with the US Government and they hired thousands of new employees, even hiring black woman as mathematicians. She worked for NASA , and without her she knew spaceships coundnt reach their destinations. There was a space race going on in the world and every country wanted to get to space. Katherine knew she could help, she worked hard and fast and she came up with the calculations to a new path for the Astronauts so they could get to space and back to earth safely.
Katherine made enormous contributions in history.
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