Hidden Figures - the movie

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ian Anderson, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    I rarely go to the movies but I am going to see this one after seeing a Charlie Rose interview

    The movie is about a group of black women who performed math calculations for NASA during the Mercury spacecraft program but their existence was kept hidden until recently.

    I wonder if this movie will help girls interested in pursuing the study of math and science.

    To some extent I have some doubts about this story since I know that spacecraft calculations are also performed by the spacecraft and launch vehicle suppliers.
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Please come back and let us know what you think. This one is on my "maybe" list.
  3. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    A story that should be known but I wouldn't trust Hollywood to tell it straight.

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