Hidden Figures: The African American Women Mathematicians Who Helped NASA and the United States Win the Space Race: An Untold Story by Margot Shetterly will be released in 2016.
A black woman’s research project and subsequent manuscript leads to feature film “Hidden Figures” (2017). “Hidden Figures” is the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who were the brains behind the space race and astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 orbit.
Check out Margot Shetterly talk at NASA Langley’s youtube channel
More on the film from IndieWire.com: UPDATE 3/7/16: Janelle Monae has joined Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures,” the much-anticipated feature film a