Even though Hidden Figures didn’t win an Oscar, Lego immortalized one of its main characters.
The four other women getting the Lego treatment are:
- Margaret Hamilton, now 80, who developed the onboard flight software for the Apollo missions while working at MIT under contract with NASA in the 1960s.
- Mae Jemison, 60, who became the first African-American woman in space in 1992 during a science mission aboard the space shuttle Endeavour.
- Sally Ride (1951-2012), who was the first American woman in space thanks to a 1983 mission on the space shuttle Challenger, and went on to create educational programs focused on getting girls into science.
- Nancy Grace Roman, 91, an astronomer and NASA executive who is known as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.