History, science, and human potential are narrated in this fascinating interview with Katherine Johnson, the female African-American mathematician who helped NASA orbit the earth for the first time and put a man on the moon. In this video, Katherine talks about her early affinity for mathematics, a college professor who noticed her gift and pushed her to pursue advanced math courses, and how she eventually became a NASA mathematician who earned her space in history.

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