I’m glad you ditched class
her name is Katherine G. Johnson
for emphasis: NASA ASKED HER TO CHECK A FUCKING COMPUTER’S WORK
Il Johnson Space Center prende il nome da lei, vero? VERO?
you’ll also note that the computers she checked were also programmed by teams which were hugely majority female, as were all computers at the time. women laid the basis for modern computing, but were booted from the field when men decided computers didn’t qualify as “secretarial work” any more, even though it was women who were the experts bringing computers to that level.