PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24, 2020 at 101 years old.
Colonel Jim Johnson:
I'm sorry, Katherine.
Katherine Johnson: For what, Jim?
Colonel Jim Johnson: Underestimating you, and any other woman like you, though I don't imagine there's many.
Katherine Johnson: That's good practice, right there.
Part way through Alan Shepard Mercury-Redstone flight, the tail section, including the engine casing with 4 attached fins and air rudders, is jettisoned and falls away in a similar way to the interstage of the Saturn V. During actual Mercury-Redstone flights, the entire body of the launch vehicle remained in one segment through separation all the way through reentry where it burned up.
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