Women of NASA in LEGO form on November 1

20 October, 2017, 01:03 | Author: Marie Harrington
  • This image provided by LEGO shows their Women of NASA set. The set features Sally Ride the first female astronaut and Mae Jemison the first black woman to travel in space and goes on sale Nov. 1 2017

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Maia Weinstock included Katherine Johnson in her original idea. Commissioned by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock, the set won't see human computer Katherine Johnson among its items.

Jemison, a graduate of Morgan Park High School, was the first woman of color to travel into space.

Ride and Jemison's Lego home is a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages. Nancy Grace Roman was the first woman to hold an executive role at NASA, and was instrumental in planning the Hubble Telescope. Her LEGO figure comes with a model of the Hubble and an image of the planetary nebula. Hamilton, who led the team that developed software for the Apollo moon mission, can be placed in a diorama with a stack of books containing the Apollo Guidance Computer code.

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Apollo software engineer Margaret Hamilton looks at a minifig version of herself.

Wike added: "It was a great experience to give these awesome women their new Lego identity and a great honour to personally present Margaret Hamilton with her very own mini-figure".

However, the lack of transparency surrounding the reason behind why she was nixed from this set in the first place gives the disheartening impression that whoever had the power to give approval didn't think Johnson's contributions were worthy of recognition, thus keeping her efforts and work "hidden". The mathematician who was a key figure in the first successful launching of an astronaut into space. Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom award victor who inspired the Oscar-nominated film, "Hidden Figures", was not made into a Lego, as Gizmodo reported. Just like Sally Ride and Margaret Hamilton, their futures hold no bounds. The set contains 5 figurines of notable women at NASA. The company had previously released a set called "Research Institute" through the Lego Ideas program.

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