Saturday, 4 November 2017

Lego Ideas Women of NASA But Where Is Katherine Johnson?

Back in March Lego announced they were creating a NASA Women play set. Well it's now available to buy at Lego and already a top toy at Amazon.

With 231 pieces for ages 10+.

A fantastic set from Lego. But the set originally was going to include five women. Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician of Hidden Figures fame, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and educator Sally Ride, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. And astronaut and physician Mae Jemison who was the first African American woman in space. And she suggested the NASA set to LEGO Ideas.

This is what Lego were going to produce.

But Katherine didn't make the final cut.

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 3 removable rocket stages.

Lego Ideas Women of NASA. £19.99 at Lego. $24.99 at Lego US.

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