Hidden Figures will become Lego figures to teach little girls everywhere that NASA would be nothing without women

Mar 01, 2017 - Quartz

Forget Lego Batman. The best new minifigures of 2017 are female NASA heroes.

On Tuesday (Feb. 28), Lego announced it would soon release a set of minifigures of five pioneering female scientists whose contribution to NASA has largely been underappreciated. It includes NASA mathematician and space scientist Katherine Johnson, 98, who is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs and was recently celebrated in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figu...