Former NASA mathematician and central character in the movie "Hidden Figures" will be remembered by family and friends at Hampton this weekend.
Johnson was portrayed by the Oscar winner in "Hidden Figures," which received three Oscar nominations.
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NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who became a household name after the 2016 book and movie "Hidden Figures," now has a NASA facility named after her.