Among the NASA faithful, Katherine Johnson is a well-regarded name. But for many not so-familiar with the history of the US space program, "The Human Computer" is yet another unsung hero of the 1960s.

Johnson was one of the principle figures behind the 1962 launch of Friendship 7 with astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth on the mission. She, along with Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were three of the more unlikely figures involved in the project, becoming some of the first African American women involved in any of the country's high-ranking programs. Now, with the work of director Theodore Melfi and co-writer Allison Schroeder, their stories will justifiably be unleashed.

Starring Taraji P. Henson as Johnson alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures figures to become prime Oscar fuel when it is released in early January. The film also stars Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, and Kevin Costner, who I assume has been in ten space movies by now. As well, the soundtrack was put together by Pharrell Williams. Check out the first official trailer below.