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Title Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician [Hoopla electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 21 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Andy T. Jones.
Performer Narrated by Bahni Turpin.
Summary Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory. In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon, and John Glenn said "get the girl" (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn't work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Johnson, Katherine G. -- Juvenile films.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Biography -- Juvenile films.
African American women mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile films.
Women mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile films.
African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile films.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Genre Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
Jones, Andy T., film director.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Counting the stars.
Colón, Raúl, illustrator.
Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
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Music No. MWT12475246
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