We have already talked about Barbie creating 17 new dolls based on powerful and inspiring women. Now, in order to honor the most inspiring women of NASA, the Lego company decided to create a new lego set based on 5 women who dared to innovate and change the world for the better. I think I am speaking on behalf of everyone when I am saying that we need more female idols who will serve as an example to the new generations. Below, you will see the 5 women who now have their own lego figurines and hopefully learn a bit about their achievements.
“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.”
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
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.
Here they are all together
And here is the whole set
For more information, you can visit lego.