The New NASA Katherine Johnson Building At Langley Research Center Is Open
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As of Friday, the new Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility is officially open at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton.

 “The building will support innovative research and development across the agency’s missions.”- NASA


40,000-square-foot Computational Research Facility at NASA’s Langley Research Center

Hidden figure no more, Johnson’s story recently hit the big screen in the highly-acclaimed Hidden Figures film. Had it not been for such tireless diligence and efforts in getting these stories told, many may not have known that is was Johnson who was the mathematician that manually calculated the trajectory of the 1961 first American space mission with Alan Shepherd, as well as the launch calculations of the 1962 John Glenn mission (the first American astronaut to circle the globe).

In 2015, Johnson was presented with the National Medal of Freedom.