(NASA, Moon landing) - Katherine Johnson '..ahead of John Glenn's 1962 orbit..'

Posted by ProjectC 
<blockquote>'Supervisors rebuffed her initial request to sit in on higher-level meetings, saying women never attended, but when she asked "Is there a law against it?" they relented — and after meeting her, the all-male space research branch refused to let her go. Plotting spacecraft trajectories became her specialty, so much so that, when the calculations shifted to computers ahead of John Glenn's 1962 orbit, he demanded that Johnson double-check the computer's numbers before he boarded.'

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