Welcome back to #ThrowbackThursday Words & Whimsy! Today I'm taking you back in time to the race for a moon landing, with one of the amazing people that made that possible, Katherine Johnson, in her memoir My Remarkable Journey. Like many people I watched the movie Hidden Figures, spellbound as I learned about the women that served as human computers, making space flight, and even a landing on the moon a possibility. I hadn't known until then what went on behind the scenes to make that flight a reality. For me it was firmly in the "and some magic happened" territory. But that's just one part of Katherine's life. Her life spanned a century, and all the changes that encompasses. She's been such an inspiration to so many people, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56067908-my-remarkable-journey

Posted by shaunesay at 2023-02-03 02:12:04 UTC