Thursday, May 5th FTF (First Thursday Fellowship) for Everyone! Come for a pot luck supper and to see Hidden Figures, an Academy Award Nominated movie for 2017! --Social Hour 6 pm, supper 6:30, movie 7 - 9.
For those of us, you will have memories of this historical event but you may not know this part of the Sputnik race story. “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 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 Vaughan, 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.”
For more information: Sue Day 510 705-1885