It seems like popular toy company Lego is planning to inspire people and pay tribute to the women of NASA. This is why they are going to release a new Lego set which is meant as an inspiration for the future generations of space explorers. It’s interesting that the Lego ideas community helped with the creation of this set. Fans of these popular building bricks can propose various design ideas. In their turn, other people can offer support and feedback for those ideas.
Science writer Maia Weinstock actually came up with this idea and soon, many other people joined her initiative. She declared herself completely shocked when about 10,000 supporters followed her idea. It seems like this Lego set truly fulfilled its purpose of inspiring many people. She reportedly stayed up all night to see the vote counter reach 10,000. It was an amazing experience to have so many people supporting her Women of NASA initiative.
Lego’s Women of NASA set
After she conceived the idea, the professional Lego designers took it and created an entire Lego set. This contains four figurines. One of them is Nancy Grace Roman or “The Mother of Hubble”. Apart from her contributions to the creation of the Hubble Telescope, she was also the first woman to ever hold an executive position at NASA.
Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton is represented by another figurine. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom from former president Barack Obama last year. She got that for her contributions in writing that code thanks to which humans arrived on the Moon.
The set also includes tiny replicas of what those women created. For example, Ride and Jemison’s famous rocket and launchpad. Weinstock said that her dream is to make that first person on Mars say that this Lego set inspired them to pursue this career. Starting November 1st, the Lego set will become available at $25.
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