By: Elyse McMaster
On Friday, January 20, Mrs. Mott´s math classes went to see the movie Hidden Figures. The movie is about three African-American women in 1961 who played important roles for NASA´s launching of the Friendship 7. The Friendship 7 mission was sending John Glenn into space to complete an orbit around the earth. The movie was very good and had a lot of information about NASA, racial discrimination at the time, and advanced math used by space programs. The three main characters were Katherine Goble Johnson, a math genius, Mary Jackson, an engineer, and Dorothy Vaughn, a mathematician and FORTRAN programmer. They faced discrimination for their gender and race, but pushed through it and achieved great things.