Women of NASA on LEGO Ideas - Minifigures
Ladies rock outer space! Vote to bring these minifigures to a LEGO store near you: ideas.lego.com/projects/147876
These custom-designed figures are part of the "Women of NASA" project on the LEGO Ideas contest celebrating five pioneers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If the set receives 10,000 votes, you could soon buy one at a LEGO store near you!
In addition to these minifigures, the set includes a buildable desktop display frame and vignettes including a microscale Hubble Space Telescope, space shuttle, instruments of the Apollo era, and replica of a famous photo showing the code that got astronauts to the moon.
Meet the Women of NASA:
MARGARET HAMILTON, computer scientist: While working at MIT under contract with NASA in the 1960s, Hamilton developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo missions to the moon. She is known for popularizing the modern concept of software.
KATHERINE JOHNSON, mathematician and space scientist: A longtime NASA researcher, Johnson is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs — including the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon.
SALLY RIDE, astronaut, physicist, and educator: A physicist by training, Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983. After retiring as a NASA astronaut, she founded an educational company focusing on encouraging children — especially girls — to pursue the sciences.
NANCY GRACE ROMAN, astronomer: One of the first female executives at NASA, Roman is known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. She also developed NASA's astronomy research program.
MAE JEMISON, astronaut, physician, and entrepreneur: Trained as a medical doctor, Jemison became the first African-American woman in space in 1992. After retiring from NASA, Jemison established a company that develops new technologies and encourages students in the sciences.
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