SO COOL: Lego Honors the Women of NASA With Awesome New Toy

Lego announced this week that they've created a set of Legos honoring the women of NASA.

The women featured are computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, mathematician Katherine Johnson, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer and executive Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison. 

Maia Weinstock, deputy editor of MIT News, pitched the idea to Lego last year, saying, “Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program … yet in many cases, their contributions are unknown or under-appreciated — especially as women have historically struggled to gain acceptance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)."

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