Two little-known facts: First, in the early days of the Space Race, before we had computers, the term “computer” referred to the gifted NASA mathematicians who manually calculated the necessary trajectories, etc. And second, segregation was still the law of the land at the time. This inspirational crowd-pleaser tells the amazing true story of how African-American math masters Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson (Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae & Taraji P. Henson) crossed racial and gender lines to put John Glenn into space. Also a good Kevin Costner as a NASA suit. A must-see. (127 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.