|Directed by: Theodore Melfi
Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Produced by: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin
Production year: 2015
Original release: December 25, 2016
Other cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
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Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.