Lego just gave us our first look at the Women Of NASA collection. This idea was a submission made by Maia Weinstock, and Lego loved it.
The collection that will be available for purchase on Nov. 1st for $25 features Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who developed the flight software that powered the Apollo moon missions, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space who rode the space shuttle in 1983, Nancy G. Roman, an astronomer whose planning helped make the Hubble Space Telescope a reality, and Mae Jemison, who in 1992 became the first African-American woman in space.
However, there was one person missing from Weinstock’s original submission, the inspiration for the 2016 hit movie ‘Hidden Figures,’ Katherine Johnson. Johnson was a NASA mathematician who calculated trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs. In the film she was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson.
As reported by Gizmodo.com, a Lego company representative said, “In order for us to move forward with a partner we need to obtain approval from all key people, which was not possible in this case. We naturally fully respect this decision.”