Name: Katherine Johnson Barbie
Made by and When: Mattel, 2017
Material: Articulated vinyl
Height: 11-1/2 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair with flipped up ends/light brown painted eyes/slightly smiling mouth with pink painted lips
Clothes: Short-sleeve pink dress has a pleated skirt, a white collar, white three-button placket, and black ribbon belt. Wears black-rimmed cat-eye glasses. Jewelry includes pearl stud earrings and a two-string pearl necklace. A spacecraft decal is on the lapel of one collar of the dress; wears a photo ID necklace and a pair of black ankle-strap high-heel shoes.
Other: From the Inspiring Women Series, uses the Mbili head sculpt fashioned after NASA mathematician (human computer) who calculated the trajectory of NASA’s first American-manned flight into space.
“Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.”