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Meet the Women who put us in Space in Hidden Figures Sunday on CW26

This weekend, join the space race in the biographical drama, Hidden Figures.

Based on true events, the 2016 film Hidden Figures shines a spotlight on three African American female mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the space race against Russia. It’s 1961, and Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn work at NASA, which is segregated by race and gender. As lowly ‘computers,’ they perform math calculations, but through their mathematical prowess and perseverance, the women confront segregation and discrimination and rise through NASA’s ranks ultimately contributing to astronaut John Glenn’s launch around the earth.