Nancy Grace Roman, former executive director of NASA, often described as the "mother" of Hubble Space Telescope, died in 93 years.
Roman, a longtime employee of the National Aviation and Space Administration, was the first woman who had an executive role in the agency, the Associated Press reported. Having studied astronomy at the University of Chicago in 1949, Roman joined NASA in 1959 as the first head of astronomy at the Space Science Office at NASA's headquarters and remained in the position for nearly twenty years until her retirement in 1979, citing OUR.
She has been involved in such revolutionary programs as the Cosmic Background Explorer and, as suggested by her informal title, the beloved Space Telescope Hubble.
Roman is cognizant of his work in promoting career opportunities for women through the United States Women's Association at the University, the Washington Post reported. Romana is said to have consistently accumulated significant obstacles during her schooling and career at a time when there were few women in her area, especially at the executive level. It is most often due to further development of the early development of the Hubble program, especially with regard to funding and proposals.
For The Post, in his book The Space of the Mirror, author and space historian Robert Zimmerman wrote: "During the 1960s and early 1970s there was no one in NASA who would be more important in getting the first designs and concepts for Hubble and completed. "
According to NASA, Roman awards and awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Aerospace, NASA's Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, and NASA's Award for Outstanding Scientific Leadership. Last year, Roman was honored as part of the Lego set designing a fan, in honor of NASA women who also included pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.
Roman died on Tuesday after the illness. According to the post, she did not survive any single family member.[Associated Press, Washington Post]