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Artist Creates ‘LEGO Women Of NASA’ To Celebrate The Achievements Of Female NASA Scientists

Humans are born explorers.
Dating back to prehistoric times, humans have discovered other lands, civilisations and oceans, and when planet Earth got small, we headed for the stars. Be it the United States, the European Union, Russia, India or any other nation, everyone joined the space race and tried their best to reach as far as they can.
We recently told you about some of India’s women scientists working for ISRO, who have helped our nation achieve colossal success in the area of space exploration. And now, an American woman is trying to bring the achievements of NASA’s women scientists into the limelight in a unique way.

Maia Weinstock, a science editor and writer has created a set of LEGO figurines to honour the work of these women in the field of space exploration. She has named her project, ‘LEGO Women of Nasa’.

Maia has featured five women, namely Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman and Mae Jemison in her LEGO collection.

LEGO figurine of Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who developed the onboard flight software for the Apollo missions to the moon.

Here’s LEGO Katherine Johnson, a mathematician and space scientist who calculated and verified the route that landed humans on the moon.

LEGO Sally Ride, an astronaut, physicist, and educator who became the first American woman in space in 1983.

Figurine of Nancy Grace Roman, an astronomer who is known as ‘Mother of Hubble’ for her role in developing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Here’s LEGO Mae Jemison, an astronaut, physician, and entrepreneur who became the first African-American woman in space in 1992.

Here’s a picture of LEGO Margaret Hamilton with the original Margaret Hamilton.

And here’s LEGO Katherine Johnson as compared to the original Katherine Johnson.

Nancy Grace Roman enjoying her LEGO figurine.

What a beautiful way to pay tribute to these pioneers. We need to acknowledge their success stories more to inspire the younger generations.
And what better way of doing that other than making a LEGO set.
Image Source: Maia Weinstock’s Flickr account.

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