RIP Katharine Johnson

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    That lady had a life well lived, and one worth emulating.

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    WOW! 101! Amazing.
     
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    A good long life. RIP.
     
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    A wonderful role model to people who are interested in math everywhere. I only hope this thread gets as many positive posts as the daredevil’s thread gets posts.
     
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    RIP

    strongly recommend the Movie, for anyone that hasn't seen it.
     
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    What a legacy she left behind.
    Upon my first viewing of the movie, I knew it belonged in my personal movie collection along with the book it was based on.
     
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    A fantastic person with a fantastic story! Though still sad, living to 101 is also worth celebrating! Wow!
     
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    It's on my list, but I haven't seen it yet. That clip sent shivers up my spine.
     
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    Amazing woman!
    RIP Katherine Johnson.

    Well worth seeing that movie if you haven't, highly recommended.
     
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    An amazing person and strong contributor. What a legacy she leaves.

    To derive a bit of respectful math humor from her passing, I like to think that she hung on a few extra years so she could pass "in her prime."
     
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    I remember when I saw the movie "Hidden Figures" absolutely an excellent movie, but so angered at the way people of color were treated back then. Those women may a significant difference in the space program. It's one movie I can watch over and over and continue to get enjoyment out of it.

    RIP Katharine Johnson
     
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    An amazing lady. We need more like her. RIP
     
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    Mad Mike Hughes is getting a lot of attention right now because of the sensationalism of his stunts. There’s very little substance behind him. He’s the butt of a lot of jokes and he’ll be forgotten in a few years.

    Katherine Johnson’s legacy is built on a lifetime of meaningful contributions to society. She’s all substance, a source of national pride, and 50 years after her efforts help put man on the moon people still remember her. She lived a lot of years and she did a lot of good while she was here.

    Occasionally someone will try to downplay her contributions to the moon landing. If NASA gets wind of it, they won’t stand for it. They will in no uncertain terms make it perfectly clear she was a big deal.

    There are buildings named after her at NASA Langley and George Mason University. She’s also a LEGO character and a Barbie doll. The impression she left on this world will last long after her death.

    What a legacy.
     
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    She will be missed as much as Kobe and Gianna
     
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    Who?
     
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    The movie is excellent, but I wish they had skipped some of the over dramatization. The bathroom issue was completely made up for the movie as that facility did not have segregated bathrooms when she worked there. Don't think of this as an excellent movie about a black woman; think of it as an excellent movie.

    And speaking of excellent movies, my wife and I saw Harriet when it came out a few months ago. Again, they created stuff for the movie that they didn't need to in my opinion, but it is another excellent movie worth seeing. In my opinion she needs to be put on the $20 bill as soon as possible.
     
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    I found her story to be impressive and inspirational. She lived a long life and will be remembered. RIP.
     
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    Okay Boomer.
     
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    A great movie about great women. :)
     
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    No disrespect, but I've heard enough about Kobe. No one seems to remember the other souls on board that helicopter. Just sayin
     
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    Phil, you need to watch it.
     
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    That doesn’t even make sense. Try again please.
     
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    I think he's calling you an old fart.
     
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    I guess 46 could be considered old for a fart but they generally disperse after a couple of seconds or so. At least mine do. I tend not to sniff other’s by choice.
     
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