First published September 11, 2011 | Photo: Alan Strakey/Flickr

I wasn’t going to write anything for this because frankly, I don’t consider my experience particularly remarkable. I wasn’t close with anyone whose life was completely altered that day. I have no tale to tell of meeting someone who decided to…

Nancy Grace Roman signs copies of a Lego set featuring her likeness in November 2017. Photo: Lego Ideas

We have lost a giant of astronomy. Nancy Grace Roman, a pioneering scientist who developed the astronomy program at NASA and was long considered the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in launching the groundbreaking Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, died on the morning of Dec. 25 at age 93.

Maia Weinstock

MIT News deputy editorial director; author of CARBON QUEEN (@mitpress 3/1); @LegoNASAwomen, @LegoCSwomen creator; champion of women. Tweets = my views. She/her

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