WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.
The film is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly, and chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson -- African-American women working at NASA as "human computers," who were critical to the success of John Glenn's Friendship 7 mission in 1962. The news conference will be held in the Kennedy TV Auditorium and will air on NASA Television and the agency's website. Media may be participate by phone or in person at Kennedy. To ask questions during the new conference by phone, call 321-867-2468 no later than 2:45 p.m. Dec. 12. U.S. media must apply for accreditation by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Credentialing for international media has closed. All media accreditation requests should be submitted online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.gov Media must present two forms of unexpired government identification to receive their media credentials. One form must include a photo, such as a passport or driver's license. Questions about accreditation may be addressed to Jennifer Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-867-6598. For other questions or additional information, you may contact Kennedy's newsroom at 321-867-2468. For more information, visit NASA's From Hidden to Modern Figures webpage, at