A film about the lives of Black women who worked for NASA during the space race is in the works. The upcoming film developed by producer Donna Gigliotti and screenwriter Allison Schroeder is based on the Margot Lee Shetterly’s book 2015 Hidden Figures.
Hidden Figures reveals story of black female Nasa scientists
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'Hidden Figures' Screenwriter Allison Schroeder: "I Grew Up Playing on the Mercury Capsule Prototypes" | Writer Roundtable "Theres a sense of comradeship [at NASA] that Ive never seen anywhere else. You walk in and every single person feels like they're a part of that launch. We really tried to put that in the film." read more
Aprille Ericsson (b. 1963) Born and raised in Brooklyn, N. Y., M.I.T graduate Aprille Ericsson was the first female (and the first African-American female) to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University and the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D. in engineering at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. and she is currently the instrument manager for a proposed mission to bring dust from the Martian lower atmosphere back to Earth.
Katherine Johnson (born August 26, 1918) earned a BS degree in mathematics from West Virginia State College at the age of 18. After teaching for several years, she was hired by NASA where she quickly began working directly with aeronautical engineers on calculating trajectories for space flights from the first manned mission and the Apollo 11 moon landing to the space shuttle. After retiring in 1986 she has traveled widely recruiting minorities and women for STEM careers…
On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race
Space Race Pioneers/American Patriots. 'Hidden Figures', the 2016 biography book by Margot Lee Shetterly, is now a Hollywood film. It chronicles the NASA contributions of Black female STEM geniuses, who were hidden from the public, but showed the old boy network that these ladies had "the right stuff."