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Spacecraft Named For ‘Hidden Figures’ Mathematician Katherine Johnson Launches – NPR

The supply ship is named for Katherine Johnson, a Black NASA mathematician portrayed in the 2016 film. It’s bringing some 8,000 pounds supplies and hardware to…

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Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Island flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Saturday. The rocket is delivering cargo to the International Space Station.
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A space supply ship carrying some four tons of cargo bound for the International Space Station launched from Virginia on Saturday. The capsule is named for a Black mathematician whose contributions were featured in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.
The S.S. Katherine Johnson,…

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