Do see our prior post on this topic, for all the sublime background, here.
With a January 6, 2017 opening date looming for the likely ground-breaking film — NASA itself will host the cast from “Hidden Figures” — as part of its continuing celebration of these human computers of color (primarily black women from Hampton). [Once again, yes — this is a STEM girl power historical story, on fleek.] Here is the item — and a bit:
. . . .Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.
The film is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly, and chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — African-American women working at NASA as “human computers,” who were critical to the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission in 1962.
Media may participate by phone or in person at Kennedy. To ask questions during the news conference by phone, call 321-867-2468 no later than 2:45 p.m. Dec. 12. U.S. media must apply for accreditation by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Credentialing for international media has closed. . . .
And with this post, I am at peace with the Universe, and all her wonders, once more. Also, and oddly, tonight — not at all out of context, here — do go see “Arrival.” It is a wonderful piece of thought-provoking art. And be glorious to one another, forever backwards and forward, into Infinity. . . .