In time for Women’s Month and on the heels of the release of the Pharrell-produced movie, Hidden Figures, LEGO announced that there will be a LEGO set in honor of women that have played critical roles in the U.S Space Program aka NASA. In many cases, women’s work have gone unacknowledged and under-appreciated—especially as women have historically struggled to gain acceptance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The LEGO set celebrates and features five notable NASA pioneers, and provides educational background for kids and their parents to learn about them as they build. These women include Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman and Mae Jemison. Click the jump to find out how they contributed to making waves in NASA and images of the LEGO set.