NASA Invites Media to Talk with Cast of Hidden Figures at Kennedy Space Center

Mary Jackson is portrayed in the upcoming film Hidden Figures by Janelle Monáe.
Mary Jackson is portrayed in the upcoming film Hidden Figures by Janelle Monáe. Jackson, one of NASA’s “human computers,” grew up in Hampton, Virginia. After graduating with highest honors from high school, she then continued her education at Hampton Institute, earning her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics and Physical Science. Following graduation, Mary taught in Maryland prior to joining NASA.
Credits: NASA

Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.

The film is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly, and chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — African-American women working at NASA as “human computers,” who were critical to the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission in 1962.

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