Hidden Figures (2016)
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.- Written by 20th Century Fox
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY The film opens in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 1926. A young Katherine Johnson is waiting...See full synopsis » (Warning: contains spoilers!)