The film is based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. It centers on Johnson who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history – the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. The three women crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while embarking on the mission.
Henson recently won a Golden Globe for her starring role in Fox’s hit series Empire and previously starred CBS series Person Of Interest.
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