LEGO Honors Mae Jemison, The First Black Woman In Space With Her Own Figurine

LEGO Honors Mae Jemison, The First Black Woman In Space With Her Own Figurine

Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, is getting her own Lego figurine.
So, if you’ve ever played with legos, you can now appreciate this new way to celebrate her accomplishments.

Rolling out reported that Mae Jemison, an astronaut, physician, and entrepreneur, became the first African-American woman in space back in 1992.
She established a company that develops new technologies and encourages students in the sciences after she retired from NASA.

And Mae isn’t the only astronaut that’s being recognized by Lego.
The company decided to celebrate women of NASA in their new collection, and they hope to get the Lego’s on the shelves.

The other women in the collection are:

Margaret Hamilton,

a computer scientist who developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo missions to the moon in the 1960s. She is known for popularizing the modern concept of software.

Katherine Johnson,

space scientist and a mathematician who is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs, including the Apollo 11 mission.

Sally Ride,

an astronaut, physicist, and educator. She became the first American woman in space back in 1983. She founded an educational company focusing on encouraging children, especially girls, to pursue careers in science after retiring from NASA.

Nancy Grace Roman,

an astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble space telescope.


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