Katherine Johnson, NASA trailblazer and mathematician, dies at age 101.\r\n \tShe was most notable for her integral work with NASA. Johnson would end up being depicted in the 2016 film 'Hidden Figures.'\r\n \tShe leaves behind an outstanding legacy.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIt has sadly been reported that Katherine Johnson, who was a NASA mathematician depicted in the film Hidden Figures, has died at age 101. In light of the news, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine writes on Twitter that Johnson "was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten."\r\n\r\nJohnson was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, a 2016 film about black women whose integral work at NASA became notable during the Space Race. The film also stars actors Octavia Spencer as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Mon\u00e1e as engineer Mary Jackson.\r\nRemembering Katherine Johnson and her incredible legacy\r\n\r\n\r\nJohnson would begin working as NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics\u2019 in 1953. While there, she would perform trajectory analysis for Alan Shepard\u2019s 1961 mission Freedom 7. This would wind up being America\u2019s first human spaceflight.\r\n\r\nRELATED: You Might Be Able To Visit The International Space Station Soon, But NASA Says It Won\u2019t Be Cheap\r\n\r\nFurthermore, Johnson was the first woman in the Flight Research Division to receive credit as an author of a research report. In the report, she performed work with Ted Skopinski on describing an orbital spaceflight.\r\nA trailblazer for black women in NASA\r\n\r\n\r\nNASA reports that "when asked to name her greatest contribution to space exploration, Katherine Johnson talks about the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo\u2019s Lunar Lander with the moon-orbiting Command and Service Module."\r\n\r\nRest in peace to the incredible and trailblazing woman herself, Katherine Johnson. May she rest in peace.