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Katherine Johnson: Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit around the Earth, has died at the age of 101.

Nasa, which describes Ms Johnson as one of its "most influential figures", announced her death on Twitter.

"Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers," it wrote.

Ms Johnson's role at Nasa was highlighted in the film Hidden Figures.

The 2016 film tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51619848

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8 hours ago, Flashermac said:

Katherine Johnson: Nasa mathematician dies at 101

Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch the first American into orbit around the Earth, has died at the age of 101.

Nasa, which describes Ms Johnson as one of its "most influential figures", announced her death on Twitter.

"Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers," it wrote.

Ms Johnson's role at Nasa was highlighted in the film Hidden Figures.

The 2016 film tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51619848

Excellent movie (Hidden Figures) done on these ladies!

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Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in films and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 90.

His family announced "with a broken heart and infinite sadness" that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.

Von Sydow's other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

He was nominated for two Oscars during his career - including best actor in 1988 for Pelle the Conqueror.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51803195

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Kenny Rogers (1938 - 2020)

Kenny Rogers has died aged 81 his family announced overnight on Friday - the husky voiced singer was known for hits such as The Gambler and Coward Of The County.

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