'Hidden Figures' Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Breaks the Glass Ceiling With NASA

'Hidden Figures' Trailer: Taraji P. Henson Breaks the Glass Ceiling With NASA
Source: YouTube
Source: YouTube

The first trailer for Hidden Figures is here, and fans of Taraji P. Henson will not be disappointed. The upcoming film tells the true story of three NASA mathematicians whose work was instrumental in launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962. 

But these brilliant NASA workers, Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), also must triumph while bucking racist and sexist divides at their job. 

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To really hit this nail on the head, a man asks Jackson if she'd like to be an engineer if she was a white male. She curtly responds. "I wouldn't have to. I'd already be one." 

Watch the trailer for Hidden Figures below. 

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Miles Surrey

Miles is a staff writer at Mic, covering culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at miles@mic.com.

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