Katherine Johnson, often called the “human computer” by her fellow NASA mathematicians, passed away this week at the age of 101. Her work went largely unnoticed for most of her life until the Oscar-nominated 2016 movie “Hidden Figures” that told the stories of Johnson and two other black women who worked at NASA.
Twenty-three years ago, six crew members on the Russian Space Station Mir faced significant danger when fire broke out in the solid fuel oxygen generator.
This week in 1965, NASA launched Ranger 8, part of the series of nine Ranger spacecraft launched in the early 1960s to explore the moon.
The inaugural Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference, sponsored by American Military University, will be held at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 17, 2020.