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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.

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Katrina Jackson

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