planetarysocietyGo see Hidden Figures! 🎥 We loved it—triumphant in the theater, sobering after.
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—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 galvanized the world.
The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. The movie was based on a novel by Margot Shetterly; there is also a version for younger readers. As for nonfiction sources, if you'd like to learn more about the black women computers of NACA and NASA, we highly recommend Hidden Human Computers, by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris.
Hidden Human Computers tells the story of those and many other computers who worked for NACA and NASA from the 1940s to the 1960s, and traces their influence to the present.
Image: 20th Century Fox
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- hamiandersonCan we buy this poster?
- planetarysociety@hamianderson Great question! This promotional image was sourced from the movie's official Facebook page, we're not sure about the sale of it, though we would love a copy ourselves 😄
- saki.marieThis is an amazing poster!
- shot12This was a great movie. My wife and I cried about 9 times through it. It was fantastic!
- thealexmacauI saw Hidden Fences
- laurenlegarySo since you're not in Orlando when are we going? @jadealk
- luxvulpecula@ravenr1der plz?
- phdenomenalphdemaleLoved it! Science has no gender or race #science
- brandonlroutCan't wait to see it
- margaretcb225Excellent movie. Absolutely loved it!
- therealgkmJanelle Monaé is in this too?!?!?! OMG
- geoduck52979What a shitty movie.
- decoderam@esmeeriley WE NEED TO SEE IT
- martinthepengoIs "computer" still a modern term for person in that field of work or do we use another term now?
- this_peach_runs@martinthepengo uh...engineers, scientists, technologists etc...is this a joke?
- martinthepengo@this_peach_runs It's not a joke, I wasn't aware. Thanks.
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