Hidden Figures

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL


Leslie Day

Test and Operations Support Contractor, NASA, Kennedy Space Center

Hidden Figures— Engineering success at NASA

Leslie Day, test and operations support contractor at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, discusses overcoming roadblocks to success in STEM.

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL

Film Synopsis

A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, three brilliant African American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — became the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and captivated the world.