Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

A black woman’s research project and subsequent manuscript leads to feature film “Hidden Figures” (2017). “Hidden Figures” is the story of a  team of African-American women mathematicians who were the brains behind the space race and astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 orbit.

Check out Margot Shetterly talk at NASA Langley’s youtube channel

More on the film from IndieWire.com: UPDATE 3/7/16: Janelle Monae has joined Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” the much-anticipated feature film a

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