Lego has just launched a new set that will be available this Christmas. This new set showcases the women of Nasa, according to the Good Network.

Growing up, I loved hearing stories about women who pushed the social norm. I was obsessed with Amelia Earhart. I was obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I was obsessed with Eleanor Roosevelt. I looked up to these women because they were strong and didn't fit the stereotypical ideal that the only place for a woman was in the kitchen.

The sets show off these fantastic women: 

  • Sally Ride, the first woman to ever fly in space.
  • Mae Carol Jemison, the first black woman to travel to outer space.
  • Margaret Hamilton, the computer scientist responsible for developing software for space missions.
  • Nancy Roman, an astronomer also known as 'Mother of Hubble' for her contribution to the Hubble Space Telescope.

I applaud Lego for not only encouraging young women to strive for greatness, but also shining a light on STEM research.