PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe also appear together in Moonlight (2016). Both films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017), with Moonlight ultimately winning.
Oh, I'll tell you where to begin: Three Negro women chasing a white police officer down a highway in Hampton, Virginia in 1961. Ladies, that there is a God-ordained miracle!
When Stafford is talking about the critical GO/NO GO calculations, he mentions either coming in to steeply and burning up or too shallow and skipping off into space. This was true of Apollo lunar re-entries, but Mercury, being in earth orbit, had no means to "skip off".
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$168,831,307 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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