Katherine Johnson, one of the history-making 'Hidden Figures' and barrier-breaking NASA mathematicians has passed away this Morning Monday according to NASA. She was 101.

"Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color in the universal human quest to explore space," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement."

In a tweet, Bridenstine called Johnson "an American hero."

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