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Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, right, provides a tour for cast and crew members of the upcoming motion picture "Hidden Figures." In the background is Launch Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The pad which was the location of the launch of John Glenn and three other astronauts who flew orbital missions during Project Mercury. With Cabana is Taraji P. Henson, who portrays Katherine Johnson in the film. The movie is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly. It chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African-American women who worked for NASA as human "computers.” Their mathematical calculations were crucial to the success of Project Mercury missions including Glenn’s orbital flight aboard Friendship 7 in 1962. The film is due in theaters in January 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett NASA image use policy.
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