'Hidden Figures' may feature NASA's history, but it resonates in the present

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 21:31 in Astronomy & Space

When NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson asks to join a high-level briefing in the run-up to astronaut John Glenn’s historic 1962 flight in the film “Hidden Figures,” an engineer rushes to shut the idea down. “There’s no protocol for women attending,” he replies — an excuse that Johnson quickly...

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