February 6, 2021: Who did astronaut John Glenn specifically request to review all of the calculations prior to the Friendship 7 Mission in 1962?

Answer: John Glenn was not confident in the computer’s calculations until he knew that Katherine Johnson had checked them all.

Multiple books and movies have been made depicting Katherine Johnson’s fascinating life, including:

1. Hidden Figures DVD
2. Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
3. A computer called Katherine: how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon by Suzanne Slade

Learn more about Ms. Johnson’s work at NASA:

1. NASA.gov
2. NASA Langley Remembers Hidden Figure Katherine G. Johnson (1918-2020)

Congratulations to Rosalie Z. for correctly answering this week’s Tech Trivia question!