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.
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!
In the scenes following the announcement of Yuri Gagarin's flight, through to the launch of Alan Shepard, the impression given is that the Mercury-Redstone was an unproven system. However, there had been three (essentially) successful Mercury-Redstone flights prior to Vostok 1.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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