Thursday, 2 March 2017

minifigs, hidden figures

NPR reports that some of the pioneering women of the US space agency will be celebrated in Lego form, thanks to the perseverance of science writer Maia Weinstock.
Meant to inspire a deeper inspection of the role of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM fields), the minifigs include Mae Jemison, the first African American astronaut, Nancy Grace Roman, chief astronomer behind the Hubble Space Telescope, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton (who recently had her story told in the film Hidden Figures) who contributed significantly to the Apollo Moon landings.