This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is rated PG for thematic elements and some language.
Please note, tickets for this event must be pre-purchased at the Cinema.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Ing Myraida Rivera Marzam will present the movie and lead the discussion.
For the weekend movies, make sure to collect your Pioneer Movie Pass at the cinema, good for all 8 film screenings. Enter for the chance to win a restaurant voucher by seeing 3 or more movies.
This documentary is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with Recreation Services.
Myraida Rivera Marzan
Myraida Rivera Marzán is a licensed architect and civil engineer. She is also a member of MIT’s international Fab Lab network, the American Institute of Mathematics and the American Institute of Architects. She received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and separate graduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, from Stanford University and the University of Puerto Rico. She enjoys working on projects that combine creativity, ideation, science, art, math and technology, to innovate solutions with a positive return to our society. Myraida is a co-founder of KAUST’s Maker Space SDG and has co-hosted several activities during WEP 2017.
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