The American Mathmetician & Computer Programer Who Impacted Space Exploration, Dorothy Vaughan



Country of Birth: USA

Birthday: September 20th, 1910

Horoscope: Virgo


411: Dorothy was an American mathematician and computer programmer who made important contributions to the early years of the U.S space program and who was the first African American manager at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) – which later became part of NASA. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her family moved to Morgantown, West Virginia where she graduated from Beechurst High School as her class valedictorian. She graduated from Wilberforce University with a B.A in mathematics.


Where to learn more: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.


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