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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why racetracks have weird angles

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Honored by the Academy and NASA.Image: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden no more at NASA.  The federal agency named a new research facility in Johnson’s honor this week. The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia opened Friday.  SEE ALSO: ‘Hidden Figures’ screenings at embassies inspire a program for women in STEM Johnson was part of a group of black women mathematicians whose calculations — done by hand — were essential to NASA’s early space missions. She was […]