Five ladies pioneers of NASA are becoming Lego characters.
Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and astronauts Sally experience, the first lady in space, and Mae Jemison, the first African-American lady in space, are a part of a brand new line Lego announced Tuesday.
The suggestion came from Maia Weinstock, deputy editor of MIT information, as a part of a suggestions competition.
“Maia Weinstock’s females of NASA mission used to be a technique for her to have the fun finished females within the STEM professions. In distinctive, folks that have made a massive affect through their work at NASA,” stated Lego ideas spokeswoman Lise Dydensborg in a video.
The Lego line, which was once created alongside NASA, entails a display of the 5 famed women and a number of vignettes of NASA technological know-how and historical past, including the codes and calculating instruments utilized in area missions and a mini area shuttle. The legitimate Twitter account for NASA’s Hubble space Telescope tweeted that the toy set might be to be had at the finish of this yr or of 2018. Final design and prices are nonetheless under consideration.