NASA's Katherine Johnson, American Airlines Captain Beverley Bass recognized with TPG awards

The Points Guy, a travel and lifestyle media platform, has announced it will honor Katherin Johnson, former NASA employee and mathematician, will receive the TPG Lifetime Achievement Award for her role in calculating orbital mechanics critical to the success of the first and subsequent US-crewed spacelfights, the company said.

NASA notes that Johnson is one of the first female African American scientists at the agency.

Also honored is Beverley Bass, American Airlines´ first female captain, who will receive the TPG Hero Award for her experience piloting one of the 38 planes that landed in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11.

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