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Robert Pearlman
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Mattel models new Barbie doll after NASA 'hidden figure' Katherine Johnson

A once-"hidden figure" from NASA's history is being celebrated by one of the most well-known toy lines in the world.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose real-life experience as an African American "human computer" was depicted in the 2016 movie "Hidden Figures," is among the first three historical figures to be honored in Barbie's "Inspiring Women" doll series.

MrSpace86
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Was this release the reason why Katherine Johnson did not want Lego to feature her in the set they released a few months ago?

Robert Pearlman
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You're not the first person to raise that question, but it is one only Katherine Johnson can answer.

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