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.
Paul Stafford (Jim Parsons) and Vivian Mitchell (Kirsten Dunst) are not based on real people. Instead, both characters are composites of different team members who worked at NASA, intended to represent the dismissive attitudes held by some of the white co-workers during this period.
If you act right - you are right. That's for certain.
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 was in Earth orbit and did not have enough speed to "skip off". If the angle was too shallow at re-entry, the Mercury would still re-enter, but it would land long.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)