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Stellar Calculations
Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS and director
Theodore Melfi balance nostalgia and
realism on a widescreen canvas for the
true story of Hidden Figures.
By Jean Oppenheimer
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January 2017

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istory is filled with unsung heroes, three of whom
finally get the recognition they deserve in Hidden
Figures, a nonfiction drama about a trio of AfricanAmerican women whose mathematical and engineering skills were instrumental in achieving America's
dream of sending a man into space. The movie touches
upon NASA's first two forays beyond Earth's atmosphere,
but is most concerned with its third mission, in 1962,
during which John Glenn became the first astronaut to
orbit the Earth - a feat that would not have been possible
without the brilliant calculations of Katherine Johnson,

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