Johnson is a mathematician that worked for NASA and due to her exemplary knowledge of math assisted with orbital calculations that help to with space flights. She worked at NASA for 35 years and assisted with manual calculations which lead to the use of computers and helped create the Space Shuttle Program. Johnson was pivotal in all things space. She persevered when all odds where against her and still came out on top. The science and math world is a different place due to her commitment and dedication.