Lego's official 'Women of NASA' set goes on sale November 1

Posted October 20, 2017

Cue LEGOs Women of NASA range, a new set of toys which celebrate four of the most influential and inspirational women to work in the sphere of space exploration.

From writing critical Apollo software to planning the Hubble Space Telescope, women have made their mark on NASA and expanded our understanding of the universe.

The collection costs $24.99 (£19) and will be available to purchase in NY from October 28, while the rest of the world will have to wait a few more days when it hits the stores on November 1.

MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock proposed the idea on the company's Ideas platform past year, which quickly garnered the support of a minimum of 10,000 signatures necessary to get the project approved by LEGO.

LEGO hopes the set hopes inspires more girls to go into STEM careers.

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Lego's Women of NASA set complete with four figures consisting of influential women from the USA space agency's past will officially launch on November 1.

"Develop software for space missions" with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who was director of the laboratory that developed flight software for the Apollo space program.

For those in New York City, you can get your hands on a set as early as October 28, when Maia Weinstock will be visiting the company's Flatiron District store to meet and greet fans. Along with Ride, it includes tiny representations of NASA astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. The set contains 5 figurines of notable women at NASA.

However, the first glimpse into the final version of the Lego set reveals that Johnson - who was also featured in the recent film "Hidden Figures" - was left out. Ride and Jemison share one next to the space shuttle Challenger, which has removable rocket stages. A Lego spokeswoman says the company was not able to obtain approval from Johnson for the production minifigure set.