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.
Screenwriter Allison Schroeder grew up close to Cape Canaveral. Her grandparents worked at NASA, and as a teenager, she interned at NASA herself, and therefore saw the film as an ideal fit for her.
Damn Russians are watching us right now. Sputniks.
Part way through Alan Shepard Mercury-Redstone flight, the tail section, including the engine casing with 4 attached fins and air rudders, is jettisoned and falls away in a similar way to the interstage of the Saturn V. During actual Mercury-Redstone flights, the entire body of the launch vehicle remained in one segment through separation all the way through reentry where it burned up.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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