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.
When Taraji P. Henson signed on for the lead role, she met with the real-life Katherine Johnson, who was 98 years old, to discuss the character she was about to portray. Henson learned that Johnson had graduated from high school at age 14 and from college at age 18, and was still ... ...
Night School Professor:
Well, the curriculum is not designed for teaching a woman.
Mary Jackson: I imagine it's the same as teaching a man.
Visual-effects scenes of Alan Shepard's flight show the Redstone rocket emitting a long bright engine flame and leaving a thick white smoke trail. This is characteristic of a solid rocket. The Redstone's main engine burned ethyl alcohol, so it produced a small pale flame that was barely visible from a distance. The visual effects are mixed in with stock footage of actual Redstone launches, making the discrepancy even more noticeable.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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