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The Resource Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, text by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustration by Raúl Colón ; director, Andy T. Jones

Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, text by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustration by Raúl Colón ; director, Andy T. Jones

Label
Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician
Title
Counting the stars
Title remainder
the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician
Statement of responsibility
text by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustration by Raúl Colón ; director, Andy T. Jones
Title variation
Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician
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Author
Film director
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Narrator
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory. In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon, and John Glenn said "get the girl" (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn't work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
510.92
Language note
English dialogue; English read-a-long subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
QA29.J64
LC item number
C55 2019
PerformerNote
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cline-Ransome, Lesa,
  • Jones, Andy T.,
  • Cline-Ransome, Lesa
  • Colón, Raúl,
  • Turpin, Bahni,
  • Dreamscape Media,
Runtime
21
Series statement
Read-a-long
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • Johnson, Katherine G
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
other
Label
Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, text by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustration by Raúl Colón ; director, Andy T. Jones
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Title from container
  • "Iconographic" -- packaging
  • "Based on the book, 'Counting the stars'" -- packaging
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videodisc
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  • vd
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1112074352
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (21 min.)
Isbn
9781974979417
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781974979417
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, text by Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustration by Raúl Colón ; director, Andy T. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Iconographic" -- packaging
  • "Based on the book, 'Counting the stars'" -- packaging
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1112074352
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (21 min.)
Isbn
9781974979417
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781974979417
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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