Want to unleash your inner astronaut? You’re in luck. Today, LEGO rolled out their highly anticipated set honoring the Women of NASA. The set includes four minifigures of Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
“In all realms of science, engineering, and technology, pioneering women have historically been underappreciated for their often groundbreaking work. We have also seen that when girls and women are given more encouragement in the STEM fields, they become more likely to pursue careers in these areas,” said LEGO fan designer Maia Weinstock who crowdsourced her idea to honor these women.
“With this project, I wanted to spotlight a fantastic group of women who have made seminal contributions to NASA history. My dream would be to know that the first human on Mars — or an engineer or computer scientist who helped her get there — played with the LEGO Women of NASA as a child and was inspired to pursue a STEM career as a result.”
In addition to the minifigures, wannabe astronauts both young and old can play in three LEGO builds that illustrate the expertise of the NASA icons:
- Nancy Grace Roman’s build features a posable Hubble Space Telescope with authentic details and a projected image of a planetary nebula.
- Margaret Hamilton’s build features a stack of book elements, representing the books of listings of Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) onboard flight software source code.
- Sally Ride and Mae Jemison’s build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages.
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