PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
In reality, John Glenn was much older at the time of the launch than depicted in the film. When the launch went ahead in January 1962, he was almost 41 years old, whereas the actor who portrays Glenn, Glen Powell, was 27 years old during production.
Mary, a person with an engineer's mind should be an engineer. You can't be a computer the rest of your life.
Mary Jackson: Mr. Zielinski, I'm a negro woman. I'm not gonna entertain the impossible.
Karl Zielinski: And I'm a Polish Jew whose parents died in a Nazi prison camp. Now...
When Alan Shepard goes into space, there is a shot of the moon low on the horizon as the spacecraft flies east towards the camera. However, the moon is shown in the waxing gibbous phase. US Naval Observatory records show that the moon was actually waning gibbous on May 5, 1961.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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