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LEGO Is Releasing a 'Women of NASA' Set - And It Looks Badass

The set commemorates four American women that have worked at NASA.

SCIENCE AF STAFF
18 OCT 2017
 

This year, LEGO is looking to the stars to find inspiration for their new playsets. 

In April, they announced the creation of a new set that commemorates the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket, and now it looks as though they are sticking with the stellar theme. 

 

On the 1st of November, LEGO will make public their new set that celebrates the women who have made space travel possible. The playset will venerate four pioneering women that worked at NASA and will also include three builds that represent their revolutionary work at the agency. 

The women include Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.

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These four American women were instrumental in making human spaceflight possible, and the playset commemorates their contributions to modern astronomy, as well as the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Their achievements and wide-ranging qualifications are enough to inspire any young girl to a future in STEM. 

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Nancy Grace Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA and is commonly known as the "Mother of Hubble". The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest and most versatile space telescopes, and it is still in use, even to this day. Naturally, one of the builds in the set is the Hubble Telescope. 

Margaret Hamilton is a computer scientist and system engineer who developed software for the Apollo Space Program, which was the third US human spaceflight program ever. The room where Hamilton and her team developed the software programs for the Apollo missions is one of the builds in the set as well.

Sally Ride is a physicist and was the first American female astronaut to enter space. While Mae Jemison is an engineer, physician and astronaut, and was the first African American woman to travel in space. Their build includes a NASA Space Shuttle with a launch pad and three stages. 

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