Taraji P. Henson Is a Math Genius in ‘Hidden Figures’ First Trailer
Here is the film trailer for 'Hidden Figures' (2017), a true story about hidden NASA pioneers, starring Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. The film opens on Jan. 13, 2017.
The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman
In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. To top it off, she did it all as a black woman in the 1950s and ’60s, when women at NASA were not even invited to meetings. And you’ve probably never heard of her.