In 1977, with just four months left, NASA struggles to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenges them by asking the question: Where are my people?. She embarks on a national blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian, and Latino men and women to fly in space.
Woman In Space panel to follow the screening
Todd Thompson is a creative director, producer and writer who has enjoyed a career both in front and behind the camera in films such as “The Green Mile”, “Rosewood”, “The Waterboy”, “From The Earth to the Moon”, and TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”. His favorite role, however, has always been that of a storyteller. Today, he has over 20 years of experience working with The Walt Disney Company and other well-known consumer brands including ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Smucker’s, Jif, Folgers, The Orlando Magic, Atlantis, NASA and Kennedy Space Center.