Is a black-American movie starring Taraji P. Henson (Katherine Johnson), Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monae (Mary Jackson) who works at NASA as one of the leading brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit. This event stunned the nation and gave them confidence and believe one that bewildered the world.
In a movie set around the 90’s, Katherine Johnson as child shows a strong inclination to numbers. Living with her parents in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, her parents was advised to transfer her to another school in other to attend 8th grade. Her intelligence was above her class.
In 1961, a now mathematician Katherine works as a “Computer” in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Centre in Hampton, Virginia, alongside her two closest friends Mary Jackson who aspires to be an engineer and unofficial supervisor Dorothy Vaughan.
Harrison Invites his subordinates to solve complex mathematical equation which Katherine solves with ease leaving him very impressed. The mercury 7 astronauts visit Langley and astronaut John Glenn is cordial to the West Area Computers. Overtime Katherine becomes better acquainted with her colleagues. Katherine flourishes as the day goes by at the Space Task Group.
When final arrangements for John Glenn’s launch are made, Katherine is informed she is no longer needed at the space Task Group. Other events follow, Katherine gets engaged. Prior to the launch issues with the IBM machine leaves Harrison with no choice but to recall Katherine to check the calculations.
It’s successful and the Friendship 7 successfully lands in the Ocean. Following the mission, Katherine is reassigned to the Analysis and Computation Division. Dorothy supervises the programming department and Mary obtains her engineering degree and gains employment at NASA as an engineer.
The movie was released in December 25, 2016 (United states) and December 10, 2016(SVA theatre). The running time is 127 minutes.The Budget was 25 million USD.