As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race and professional lines, while their brilliance and desire to dream big beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets and stretch out under the stars. Free Outdoor Movies are featured mountainside on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square each Saturday night. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Please leave pets at home. Movie starts at approximately 8:33pm.