The toy company announced the victor of its semiannual Lego Ideas competition this week: a set honoring five women of NASA.
"Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the USA 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)", Weinstock wrote in her proposal.
Five storied female NASA pioneers will soon grace toy-store shelves, in Lego form.
Anyway, it's all very exciting and we can't wait to get all our small relatives a Lego set that inspires them to follow their dreams of working in space. "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".
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Lego Ideas spokeswoman Lise Dydensborg announced the result Tuesday in a video message accompanied by a drum roll. Though the set has a long way to go before it reaches the 10,000 votes needed to undergo review, the folks at Lego Ideas labeled the idea a Staff Pick.
The Danish toy company is launching a new set of figures for a brick-by-brick commemoration of five women who played pivotal roles in the history of the U.S. space program.
Johnson, who is 98-years-old and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, will see her Lego figure joined in the set by computer scientist Margaret Hamilton; astronaut, physicist and educator Sally Ride; astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; and astronaut and physician Mae Jemison.
Katherine Johnson, mathematician and space scientist, known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs.
SpaceX announces plans to send two people around the moon in 2018
SpaceX added that "other flight teams have also expressed a strong interest, and we expect more to follow". There's no set date for the launch yet, and SpaceX does have a history of running behind schedule.
This proposal - unrelated to Weinstock's proposal - imagines a rover big enough to carry all five of the upcoming NASA minifigures around on a mission to set up a viable moon base.
She said the company was excited about the set.
If one of those names looks familiar, it's likely because of Hidden Figures, the film that celebrates the work of female scientists including Katherine Johnston. Now all we need is a LEGO Hidden Figures movie.
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