Hidden figures

The movie hidden figures is about three African-American woman who worked as mathematicians for NASA during their first space program. At that time access of technology was really small, and today our toasters have more technology then computers at the time. Kathrine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) fight the segregation in the sixties, as well with the discrimination of women. We se that there are different toilets, coffee cans and bus seats for coloured and white people.

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John Glenn and Friendship 7, before take off.

John Glenn was an American astronaut who were the first American to orbit around the earth, three times. He was a aviator and senator as well, he served as a fighting pilot in world war II and Korea. He was the fifth person i space and was there for almost five hours. When he flew the Friendship 7, he was supposed to fly seven times around the world in orbit. Dew to technical issues, he had to lad after three rounds. He became a national hero and received a ticker-tape parade in New York City. In 1990 he was included the U.S Astronaut Hall of fame. He was also the oldest person to fly in space in 1998. At a age of 77 years old NASA sent the senator to space, becoming his second time in space.

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John Glenn on his second space mission in 1998.

After the mission on sending one of the Mercury seven to circle around the earth in orbit, all of the women got good jobs. Kathrine continued working for NASA as a calculator. Without her the Apollo II and space shutter program would not succeed. She received the presidential medal of freedom in 2015, from President Obama. Mary Jackson became the first female black aerospace engineer and worked for NASA for 34 years. She wrote the book hidden figures and fought for women rights during her career. She passed in 2005 at the age on 83. Dorothy Vaughan passed away in 2010, 98 years old. During her career she became the first black supervisor in NASA, she worked at NASA for 28 years.

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Kathrine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer)

Sources: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Johnson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jackson_(engineer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Vaughan

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