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Women of NASA to Be Immortalized — As Lego Figurines

Posted March 02, 2017 1:21 PM by lmno24

Swaying from our typical posts highlighting a specific woman of note - I just had to share this news about some new Lego collectables being released soon.

The toy company announced that five notable women of NASA will be soon hit shelves, in Lego form.

Many of them are women you've read about on this blog, and the others you will someday soon!

Photo Credit (for both photos): https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixbymaia/27770116643/in/album-72157666473370035/

The collection will include:

- Mathematician Katherine Johnson, who was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work that contributed to Apollo 11's moon landing.

- Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work that contributed to Apollo 11's moon landing.

- Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space

- Nancy Grace Roman, who served as NASA's chief astronomer played a key role in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality.

- Astronaut Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space.

Science writer Maia Weinstock submitted the idea to the Lego Ideas competition.

The Women of NASA featured in the Lego set are (left to right): computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronaut Mae Jemison and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman.

Sources:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/01/517968169/women-of-nasa-to-be-immortalized-in-lego-form?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170302

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03/02/2017 8:27 PM

Cool!

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03/02/2017 10:32 PM

Excellent idea!

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03/04/2017 9:35 AM

I saw this movie, excellent!

I encourage all children to watch this movie, it shows what can be accomplished when society stacks the cards against you.

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03/07/2017 12:53 PM

I wonder why Christa McAuliffe is not one of them.

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03/07/2017 4:43 PM

I had the same thought, but then she was a teacher, not an engineer or scientist.

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