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Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Hidden Figures

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures

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Katherine, Mary and Dorothy are three black women working for NASA in 1961 as human computers. Their unit is segregated by skin color and sex. Thanks to her skills in analytical geometry, Katherine becomes the first woman on the Space Task Group and devises a way to compute the Mercury capsule's re-entry. Mary is assigned to the capsule's heat shield team and aspires to become an engineer. She obtains a court order allowing her to take evening classes in an all-white university. Dorothy acts as supervisor for the colored computers unit, and is denied getting the title officially. When she learns that human computers will be made obsolete by the new IBM computer, she steals a Fortran book from the library's white section, teaches herself and the other computers how to program, and learns how to operate the IBM device. When NASA realizes the need for a team of programmers, Dorothy accepts to supervise the Programming Department on the condition that her team is transferred with her. Thanks to the three protagonists, John Glenn's mission is a success.

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