Woman in Motion
Release Date: 06/03/2021 UR Directors: Todd Thompson Writer: Todd Thompson, Benjamin Crump, Tim Franta, John McCall, Joe Millin, David Teek Composers: Colin O'Malley
The inspiring true story of Nichelle Nichols' determination to break racial barriers and change the future of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. Nichols formed the company Women In Motion, Inc. and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian, and Latino women and men for the agency. Nichols and her program continue to influence the younger generation of astronauts, including Mae Jemison, the first female African American astronaut in space. Despite an uphill battle against a bureaucracy that was hesitant to let her get involved, Nichols persevered. NASA credits her with turning it into one of the most diverse independent agencies in the United States Federal Government.