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Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility

The Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, home of NASA’s IVV Program. NASA IV&V assures the safety and success of software on NASA’s highest-profile missions.

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Katherine Johnson Biography

Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, in 1918, Johnson's intense curiosity and brilliance with numbers vaulted her ahead several grades in school. When asked to name her greatest contribution to space exploration, Johnson would talk about the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo’s Lunar Module with the lunar-orbiting Command and Service Module. 

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Naming Event for the Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility