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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. Feb. 24, 2020, 2:58 PM UTC. By Elisha Fieldstadt. Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101. NASA space scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson at Langley Research Center in Va., in 1966. NASA / Getty Images file. Johnson "was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. Johnson was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the Oscar nominated 2016 film "Hidden Figures" about trailblazing black women whose work at NASA was integral during the Space Race. Full story

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