This New LEGO Set Celebrates the Women of NASA

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 28, 2016
References: huffingtonpost & bustle
Science writer Maia Weinstock is on a mission to familiarize young children with the women of NASA by creating a LEGO set dedicated to the legacy of five extraordinary pioneers. While many people can name at least a handful of male astronauts, many would be hard pressed to name the same number of female cosmonauts. This new LEGO set would help to celebrate the work of some of NASAs most powerful female scientists in a way that children can easily relate to.

The new LEGO set proposed by Weinstock would celebrate five notable women of NASA: Katherine Johnson, Margaret Hamilton, Mae Jemison, Nancy Grace Roman and Sally Ride. As Weinstock explains, the new set "celebrates five notable NASA pioneers and provides an educational building experience to help young ones and adults alike learn about the history of women in STEM."

While Weinstock's proposed LEGO set has not officially been approved for production, the toy set is sure to cater to the growing interest in female STEM figurines.