Barbie Inspiring Women Series Katherine Johnson


IN STOCK
$35.99
MSRP
$21.59
SAVE
40 %
SELECT PACKAGING GRADE
Quantity:


SUBSTANDARD GRADE
  • This item is brand new and in mint condition
  • Packaging has significant flaws
  • Meant to be opened, not for package display



Product Description

Barbie recognizes all female role models. The Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.

While growing up in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Katherine Johnson displayed an intense curiosity and an extraordinary brilliance with words and numbers alike. As a child prodigy, she entered high school at 10 years old and graduated summa cum laude from college when she was just eighteen with two Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and French. In the mid-1950s, she joined a pool of African-American women hired by NASA to work as human computers. Katherine calculated the trajectory of NASA's first American-manned flight into space. Her flawless calculations helped ensure that the Apollo astronauts landed and returned safely from their voyage to the moon. Her figures were so consistently accurate, that when NASA switched to computers, they had Katherine double-check the accuracy of the results.

The Barbie Inspiring Women Katherine Johnson doll celebrates the achievements of a pioneer who broke through barriers of race and gender. Like the trajectories she calculated, Katherine's contributions inspire young people to excel in math and science, and to reach for the stars

Product Features

  • 11.50 inches (29.20cm)
  • Made of plastic
  • Articulated body
  • Real fabric clothing

Box Contents

  • Katherine Johnson figure
  • Figure stand
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Glasses
  • Badge
  • Earings
  • Necklace

General Safety Warning: Products sold by BBTS may be intended for Adult Collectors. Products may contain sharp points, small parts, choking hazards, and other elements not suitable for children under 16 years old.