John Glenn's Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures discloses the history of three NASA scientists, Katherine Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, as they work passionately on the calculations for the launch and re-entry of John Glenn’s 1962 space mission as the first American to orbit the Earth. Besides playing an important role in recent American history, that fact that these scientists are African-American women in the 60s may explain why this history were kept untold until recently. As the trio makes a rush to conclude the calculations for the spaceship landing, Johnson gets promoted, owing to her exceptional mathematical talent. While putting her into a better position, it also brings to evidence the racial discrimination she suffers from her colleagues. At this time, her supervisor plays an important role in defying the prejudice.…show more content…
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