Nancy Roman

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Nancy Roman
Nancy Grace Roman 2015.jpg
Nancy Roman in 2015
Born(1925-05-16)May 16, 1925
DiedDecember 25, 2018(2018-12-25) (aged 93)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materSwarthmore College, University of Chicago
Known forPlanning of the Hubble Space Telescope
Scientific career
FieldsAstronomy
InstitutionsYerkes Observatory, University of Chicago, NASA, Naval Research Laboratory

Nancy Grace Roman (May 16, 1925 – December 25, 2018) was an American astronomer. She was one of the first female executives at NASA. She was known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.[1]

Roman died on December 25, 2018 in Washington, D.C. from a long-illness at the age of 93.[2]

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  1. Harvey, Samantha. "Nancy Roman: Chief of NASA's Astronomy and Relativity Programs". NASA. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  2. Nancy Grace Roman, involved with Hubble telescope, dies

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