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Lego 'Women of NASA' Set Unveiled, Coming Nov. 1

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The Women of NASA Lego set will be available Nov. 1. (Lego)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:36 PM

Lego unveiled its Women of NASA set Wednesday, and it will go on sale Nov. 1.

The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, The Associated Press reported.

Katherine Johnson, a NASA mathematician featured in the recent film "Hidden Figures," was originally proposed for the set but is not in the final product.

“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,” a Lego representative told Gizmodo.

Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set. A miniature version of Hamilton's workspace at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as she was programming software for the moon landing is also featured.

The set is the brainchild of Maia Weinstock, an MIT employee who proposed a women of NASA collection through the Lego Ideas program.

The set retails for $24.99.

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Lego unveiled its Women of NASA set Wednesday, and it will go on sale Nov. 1. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space, astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton.
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