Design your own unique rocket or create a famous NASA astronomer using the special ‘Women of NASA’ Lego ™ set (we’ve added this new Lego set to our space Lego collection).
Free with normal admission
The five Women of NASA are:
Margaret Hamilton, computer scientist: Margaret developed the on-board flight software for the 1960’sApollo missions to the moon.
Katherine Johnson, mathematician and space scientist: Katherine is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs — including the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon.
Sally Ride, astronaut, physicist, and teacher: Sally was the first American woman in space in 1983.
Nancy Grace Roman, astronomer: Nancy is known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. She also developed NASA’s astronomy research programme.
Mae Jemison, astronaut, doctor, and entrepreneur: TMae was the first African-American woman in space in 1992.
In addition to these five minifigures the set includes vignettes depicting: a famous photo of the reams of code that landed astronauts on the moon in 1969; instruments used to calculate and verify trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions; a microscale Hubble Space Telescope and display; and a mini space shuttle, complete with external tank and solid rocket boosters.