**Katherine Johnson**, a NASA mathematician whose trailblazing contributions to the space agency during the Space Race got the silver screen treatment in the film *Hidden Figures*, has died, NASA announced Monday. She was 101.

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## ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Turns 101

**Happy birthday Katherine Johnson!**

The renowned NASA mathematician is celebrating her 101st birthday.Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA.