New Lego Set Honors 'Women of NASA'
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Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Nancy Grace Roman and Margaret Hamilton are important names in American space exploration.
Jemison is an astronaut, as was Ride. Scientists Roman and Hamilton worked with NASA, the American space agency.
Each woman is receiving a very high honor. No, they are not being admitted into a space "Hall of Fame." But this honor might be even better: they are becoming Lego action figures.
Thanks to the work of a Lego fan and editor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the four women will be represented in miniature toy form starting on November 1.
That is when people will be able to purchase the first-ever "Women of NASA" Lego set.
The path to Lego fame began in the summer of 2016. Maia Weinstock is the deputy editor of MIT News, a publication of the famous university. She is also a Lego fan.
According to a story in the publication, Weinstock has an interesting hobby. She makes Lego figures representing important people in the history of MIT.
But, most recently, she decided not to limit herself to MIT. Weinstock thought bigger and submitted the names of five women to Lego's "Ideas" website.
She called her submission "Ladies rock outer space!" and described how important those women were to U.S. space exploration.
As soon as 10,000 people expressed their support for the set, Lego announced it would produce it.
In February, Lego said Weinstock's set would be the next Ideas set. And on Wednesday, the toy-maker announced the set would be available in November.
The fifth woman in Weinstock's proposal was Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician made famous by the recent film "Hidden Figures." However, Lego could not agree with Johnson and her family about the look of the figure. So, it was not produced.
The set also includes representations of the Hubble space telescope and the Challenger space shuttle.
Many Lego fans are excited by the news. One Twitter user named Beth had a one-word reaction: "Woohooooooooo!!"
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1.space exploration 太空探索
Humanity has made great progress in space exploration and medicine.
2.space telescope 太空望远镜
The space telescope has taken the clearest pictures ever of Pluto.
3.deputy editor 副主编
A deputy editor was also taken away, sources said.
4.outer space 太空
Exploring outer space is a challenge to mankind.
5.However, Lego could not agree with Johnson and her family about the look of the figure.
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6.Thanks to the work of a Lego fan and editor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the four women will be represented in miniature toy form starting on November 1.
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萨丽·莱德（Sally Ride）、梅·杰米森（Mae Jemison）、南希·格蕾丝·罗曼(Nancy Grace Roman)和玛格丽特·汉密尔顿（Margaret Hamilton）都是美国太空探索中举足轻重的人物 。
她们都获得了崇高的赞誉 。她们并非入驻了“太空名人堂”，不过这项荣誉可能更具意义：乐高将推出以她们为原型的玩具人偶 。
乐高名人玩偶是从2016年夏天开始的 。玛亚·温斯托克(Maia Weinstock)是麻省理工学院《麻省理工新闻》报刊的副主编，她也是乐高粉丝 。
据该报刊发表的一则故事所述，温斯托克有一个有趣的爱好 。她将麻省理工学院史上的几位重要人物做成了乐高玩偶 。
近日，她决定不再把目光局限在麻省理工学院内 。温斯托克想法更加大胆，她向乐高“创意”网站提交了五位女性的名字 。
2月份，乐高公司表示，温斯托克的提议将成为下一套推出的创意套装 。本周三，乐高公司宣布该套装将于11月上市 。
温斯托克提名的第五位女性是非裔美籍的数学家凯瑟琳·约翰逊（Katherine Johnson），她通过新电影《隐藏人物》(Hidden Figures)而名声大噪 。然而，乐高无法就人偶外观与约翰逊和其家人达成共识，因此无法投入生产 。