The landing of man on the moon is the most exciting moment in human history. For the first time, people set foot on the ground outside the earth. There are many unknown stories behind such a great achievement. But racism? Yes, there are stories of racism hidden. A movie called Hidden Figures has been made with such an unknown story. Films about racism are no less. Most of them are stories of oppression, some are stories of heroism. But it is not easy to find a film that tells the story of hiding the achievements.
The Russo-US Cold War has been going on for a long time since World War II. There was also a battle of knowledge and science with various things in the world. That fight has taken mankind a long way. The biggest competition is with space. The then Soviet Union sent the first man into space. Then the big challenge for the United States was to show something. People have known the formulas of science for a long time, from the time of Newton. But it was a big challenge to calculate the exact values. For example, to get to the moon, people have to calculate exactly how much fuel it will take, exactly how fast the rocket will go in which direction, and how to get back to the moon three hundred kilometers away.
These days it is not very difficult to do. But in the fifties? Then computer programming with programming punch card. That computer was huge in size, very low speed. No electronics computer has come in the market. The speed of the fastest computer was even lower than that of the smallest computer in your home's microwave oven. Who will do the calculations in such an era? Since computers do not exist, what is the way for people to use computers? NASA did just that. But who knows the human computer? Three black women. A black man has been president of the United States for eight years. So it is difficult to understand the issue of racism now. But he was at a time when many whites in the United States were reluctant to think that blacks were the same people as Qatar.
The words of those three mathematicians remain unknown to the people. They did the impossible with their talents. He calculated the path of the rocket, the fuel and so on. But at that time they were victims of various racism. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson তিন these three women worked at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia in the 1960s. They went to work with the dream of changing their lives. But the history of the United States has changed. John Glenn was the first man in the United States to orbit the earth. This is where the history of US space conquest takes a turn. The incident restores lost confidence after Russia sent Yuri Gagarin into space. Due to this, the moon finally won.
Not only have these three African-American women calculated, they have also fought against discrimination in the neighborhood. Their contribution is highlighted by Margat Lee Shatterley in her nonfiction book. The book was released in September last year. Soon after his release, he was listed as a bestseller by the New York Times. Director Theodore Melfi has made a comedy film from the book. Even before its release, there has been a lot of discussion in the film world. At the same time, people of science and technology are also showing interest. The film is also being discussed by journalists and sociologists. You can watch the movie to know this unknown history. Together, the film combines the struggle for human rights, the science-war of the Cold War, and the story of human conquest of space. There is also the tone of recognition of people who did not know how science contributed to today's position.