Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 12845

NASA’s First Chief Astronomer, the Mother of Hubble

In a time when women were discouraged from studying math and science, Nancy Grace Roman became a research astronomer and the first Chief of Astronomy at NASA. Known today as the “Mother of Hubble,” she was instrumental in taking the Hubble Space Telescope from an idea to reality and establishing NASA’s program of space-based astronomical observatories. Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science by listening to more of her story.

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Lead Producer:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Katrina Jackson (USRA)
John Caldwell (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.)

Nancy Grace Roman (NASA/GSFC Retired)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center