• LEGO-Sized Tribute For Women Of NASA?

    The Women of NASA may soon inspire a set of LEGO toys!

    Five top NASA women scientists who rocked the outer space have been portrayed in the toy set as a tribute. The proposal has been submitted to LEGO Ideas and is meant to highlight their works which left a lasting impact. The set is especially dedicated to the ones who played vital roles throughout the history of the US space program, NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Celebrating the contribution of these pioneers will build an encouraging atmosphere for youngsters and adults. The five Women of NASA are:

    Sally Ride: Known as the first American woman and youngest American astronaut to travel into space, this astronaut, physicist, and educator first went to space in 1983. After retiring, she focused on influencing young girls to get into science, following which she founded an educational company.

    Sally Ride Picture By: Jezebel.com

    Sally Ride
    Picture By: Jezebel.com

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    Margaret Hamilton: She was a computer scientist popularly known for her role as the developer of on-board flight software for the Apollo missions which travelled to the moon. This was in the 1960s when she was working at MIT under contract with NASA. Driven by her ideas, the modern concept of software became so popular.

    Margaret Hamilton

    Margaret Hamilton (Pic Credit: Chatalistic)

    Katherine Johnson: A mathematician by nature, Johnson calculated trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs. This space scientist was a NASA researcher for a long time. She played a crucial role in the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon.

    Katherine Johnson

    Katherine Johnson (Pic Credit: NASA)

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    Mae Jemison: Trained as a medical doctor, Jemison was the first African-American woman in space in 1992. She was an astronaut, a physician, and as well as an entrepreneur. Like many others, when Jemison retired from NASA, she became an entrepreneur with her brainchild which develops new technologies in hoping to encourage students in the sciences.

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    Nancy Grace Roman: An astronomer, Roman is popularly known as the “Mother of Hubble”. She was also one of the first female executives at NASA and a developer in NASA’s astronomy research program.

    Nancy Grace Roman

    Nancy Grace Roman (Pic Credit: Philosophy of Science Portal)

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    The set with a Hubble Space Telescope and a Space Shuttle has been designed to inspire future scientists. While we can read on each of the women scientists’ achievements, this initiative would definitely give a boost to modern astronomy. Since many women astronauts and astrophysicists still stay unidentified in their own time, these women in history of space may make those days affair of the past.

    Feature Image Credit: ideas.lego.com

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