The Women of NASA Immortalized by Lego

image: Maia Weinstock

A new Lego set expected to hit stores at the end of 2017 will feature the badass astronauts and scientists who made NASA what it is today.

The set — called Women of NASA — was created by science communicator Maia Weinstock and honors five accomplished women from NASA history. Lego announced that it has approved the set for release on Tuesday.

“Women have played critical roles throughout the history of the U.S. space program,” Weinstock wrote in a description of the set.

“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,” she added.

The newly-approved set aims to help correct this by honoring some of the amazing women of NASA who haven’t always gotten their proper due.

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