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Nancy Roman in 2015
|Born||May 16, 1925|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||December 25, 2018 (aged 93)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College, University of Chicago|
|Known for||Planning of the Hubble Space Telescope|
|Institutions||Yerkes 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.
References[change | change source]
- Harvey, Samantha. "Nancy Roman: Chief of NASA's Astronomy and Relativity Programs". NASA. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- Nancy Grace Roman, involved with Hubble telescope, dies
Other websites[change | change source]
- Oral History interview transcript with Nancy G. Roman 19 August 1980, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives