Hidden Figures tells the true story of the female “computers” that helped land man on the moon. From sitting in a room using adding machines to help design the orbital mechanics required for this incredible task.
Their story isn’t new but not very well know until today. This film will show what can be done with intelligence and not because of who you are. A woman.
I also had to find what images that NASA have of this forgotten side of the race to space. Below is a small gallery of the female computers that lead the way to space. Most are forgotten but some, such as Melba Roy, lead the way and were more trusted than the electronic brains that went on to replace them.
Learn more about this incredible story with the featurette ‘Hidden Story’
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big
Launching into UK cinemas February 24, 2017
Find out more at the official website
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