New LEGO ‘Women of NASA’ Playset a Big Hit at Amazon

A new playset from LEGO honoring four key women in the history of NASA’s spaceflight program has surprisingly zoomed to Amazon’s top best-selling toys list, which is great news for Christmas sales.

Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor

Billund, Denmark (4E) – A brand new playset from LEGO honoring 4 key ladies within the historical past of NASA’s spaceflight program has surprisingly zoomed to Amazon’s prime best-selling toys record, which is nice information for Christmas gross sales.

Hitting retailer cabinets and the web solely on Nov. 1, LEGO’s “Women of NASA” playset comprises minifigs of astronomer Nancy Grace Roman; pc scientist Margaret Hamilton and pioneering U.S. astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.

The 4 American ladies performed key roles within the United States area program. The 231-piece set carries a price ticket of $24.99.

Roman, who started working for NASA in 1959, served as company’s first “chief of astronomy.” She performed a key function within the early design research of the Hubble Space Telescope.

She’s referred to as the “Mother of Hubble” for constructing help in the neighborhood for the Hubble Space Telescope venture. Roman is honored within the set by a 7cm-high, 9cm-wide construct of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hamilton led a software program engineering group at MIT that wrote the software program used aboard the Lunar Module throughout the Apollo Program Moon landings from 1969 to 1972. Her diorama encompasses a stack of books representing the books of listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer onboard flight software program supply code.

Ride and Jemison are two of NASA’s pioneering feminine astronauts. Ride was the primary American lady to fly in area. She went into orbit in 1983 aboard area shuttle Challenger.

Ride died in 2012 at 61 of pancreatic most cancers. She was the third lady in area after Soviet cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova in 1963 and Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982.

Jemison, who made her maiden spaceflight in 1992, was the primary black lady to fly in area. Now 61 years outdated, she flew into area aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Their diorama encompasses a 12cm-tall Space Shuttle full with a launch pad and three separable phases.

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