The woman whose math sent John Glenn to orbit says goodbye to a 'good man'

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John Glenn, a former NASA astronaut who became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, died Thursday at the age of 95, and almost immediately, people started sharing their memories and thoughts about the American hero.

One of those people was Katherine Johnson, the “human computer” who helped check and invent the math that sent Glenn into orbit and brought him back home during his first flight decades ago.

“A good man has left Earth for the last time. John Glenn’s life will long be remembered for his time in space, his courage and his service to all Americans,” Johnson said in a statement Friday. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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