everyone else always seems to fucking get cool shit and i always get like “gel manipulation” and “using dust along w/ your fighting style”
Tonight, count the stars and remember a trailblazer.
We’re saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. She passed away at 101 years old.
An America hero, Johnson’s legacy of excellence broke down racial and social barriers while helping get our space agency off the ground.
Once a “human computer”, she famously calculated the flight trajectory for Alan Shepard, the first American in space.
And when we began to use electronic computers for calculations, astronaut John Glenn said that he’d trust the computers only after Johnson personally checked the math.
As a girl, Katherine Johnson counted everything. As a mathematician, her calculations proved critical to our early successes in space travel.
With slide rules and pencils, Katherine Johnson’s brilliant mind helped launch our nation into space. No longer a Hidden Figure, her bravery and commitment to excellence leaves an eternal legacy for us all.
“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.” - Katherine Johnson 1918 -2020
May she rest in peace, and may her powerful legacy inspire generations to come! What does Katherine Johnson’s legacy mean to you? Share in the comments.
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me cleaning my glasses with the proper cloth:
I can have a little clear vision.. as a treat
Also stop using the “it was a different time” bullshit. I’m sure minority groups were complaining about the sexist/racist/homophobic shit back then too. The only difference is they weren’t given the right to speak as loudly as we are now.
I think we need to apply this to older movies as well:
The homophobic gag in that rom com,
the racist side character in that coming of age story,
don’t just brush it of as a product of the time, acknowledge that it was bad then and remains a terrible aspect of the film today
the prince in cinderella is so funny and, frankly, stannable. NO screen time. his father has more character development than him. the duke has more character development than him. so does bruno lucifer and alllllll of the mice. he’s in love at first sight but DOESNT REMEMBER ANY DETAILS ON WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE. he HAS a foot fetish. he didn’t even THINK to ask cinderella what her name was. and he himself has no name