Hidden Figures 2016
The real ladies(pixie above).
the real-life photographs of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson
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.
The film recounts the story of three African-American women who worked in professional positions at NASA and helped the United States advance during the Space Race. Mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, worked in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Using these calculations, NASA supported John Glenn in becoming the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of Earth.