Women of NASA visit Warhill High School

Women of NASA visit Warhill High School

On International Women’s Day, four women who work at NASA spoke to Warhill High School students after a screening of “Hidden Figures.”

“Hidden Figures” is a movie based on the true story of three black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race of the 1960s. The main characters are Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who calculated the flight and landing trajectories for Project Mercury, Dorothy Vaughn, NASA’s first African American supervisor, and Mary Jackson, an aerospace engineer at NASA.

Last year the movie blew up across the nation, putting these previously hidden figures into the spotlight for their contributions to the scientific community....