As per our current Database, Dorothy Vaughan has been died on Nov 10, 2008 (age 98).
When Dorothy Vaughan die, Dorothy Vaughan was 98 years old.
|Popular As||Dorothy Vaughan|
|Age||98 years old|
|Born||September 20, 1910 (Missouri)|
Dorothy Vaughan’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.
Dorothy Vaughan was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
Mathematician most well known for her work with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the predecessor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She would become the first African-American woman to be head of personnel at the NACA.
She was working as a mathematics Teacher at R.R. Moton High School when Executive Orders 8802 and 9346 were passed, allowing her to be hired to the NACA.
She was assigned to West Area Computers upon joining NACA, a division segregated due to the Virginia Jim Crow laws. Despite this, she was made acting head of the division in 1949, though she didn't receive the official title for many years thereafter.
She and her husband Howard had four children. One of her four children would eventually go on to work at NASA.
In 2016, the film Hidden Figures documented her career at NASA. She was depicted by Actress Octavia Spencer.