LEGO Celebrates STEM with "Women of NASA" Set

Way to go LEGO! The company announced today on Twitter that they are releasing a set of the build-able toys that honor women in the space program.  Lego has an initiative where you can submit ideas and science editor/writer Maia Weinstock proposed this one. 

"Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. 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)."

-Maia Weinstock

The set will include Katherine Johnson, a mathematician and scientist whose life story is the basis for the film Hidden Figures. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, will also join the crew. No word on the price, but the release date is expected to be in March. 

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