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Nancy Roman: "Mother Of Hubble"

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Revolutionary astronomer Nancy Roman created NASA's first astronomical program. She is known as "Mother of Hubble" for her work designing and developing the Hubble Space Telescope for nearly 25 years. She was also one of the first female executives at NASA.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Nancy Roman began her career in optical astronomy and spectroscopy. 00:29

  2. Being a woman in the 1950s, Nancy Roman was unable to find tenure at a research institution. 00:38

  3. Astronomer Nancy Roman helped design and develop the Hubble Space Telescope. 01:08

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