Constance Johnson: Mama?

Katherine Johnson: Yes, baby?

Constance Johnson: Are the Russians fixing to attack us?

Katherine Johnson: Where did you get that from?

Joylette Johnson: We had to hide under our desks today, all scrunched up.

Katherine Johnson: Okay, baby, that’s called a drill. It means, uh, you practice safety just in case something happens. Truth is, we don’t know what they’re doing up there.

Constance Johnson: You going to space, too?

Katherine Johnson: No, baby. But I’m going to do what I can to help those brave men get there. Yes, I am.

Kathy Johnson: You could fly up to space if you wanted to, Mama. You could be an astronaut.”
Tagged: NASA, russians

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