Hidden FiguresNeil Armstrong. Buzz Aldrin. John Glenn. It may seem like #NASASoWhite, but the new trailer for "Hidden Figures" reveals the roles played by black women in the space race.

The movie tells the little-known, true story of NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), and engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The brilliant women and their calculations helped launch John Glenn in his famous orbit around the Earth.'Hidden Figures' (2016) Trailer

Of course, they faced discrimination and prejudice as they fought to find a place within the agency. "There's no protocol for women attending," head engineer Paul Stafford (Jim Parsons) tells Katherine when she attempts to go to a meeting.

"There's no protocol for a man circling the Earth, either, sir," she replies, with strength and courage.

"Hidden Figures" also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Mahershala Ali and opens in theaters Jan. 13, 2017.

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