Nancy Grace Roman, a well-known astronomer, led the Hubble Space Telescope unit, who died on December 25 at 93, according to Associated Press.
Roman was named "Hubble's mother" for the pioneering telescope in 1990. He entered the NASA office headquarters since its inception in 1958. After the founding of the institution, it was founded in 1958. He was the first chief of astronomy. Leeway needs to create a series that flows from scratch.
Lyman Spitzer explored the idea of an optical space telescope in 1946 by an earlier astronomer, but the budget and technology were not available to this project. In 1960, the main conferences related to the idea of the idea of the Roman began three decades before the end of the instrument. In addition, Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) promoted another orbit tool. [Hubble in Pictures: Astronomers’ Top Picks (Photos)]
"He got the initial telescopes [into space] to learn to learn ", scientist historian Bob Zimmerman said in Space.com in 2009. Upon this technology, he promoted design work, creating his natural hardness for the telescope."
During the decades of observation, Hubble's space telescope has changed the way astronomers and scientists see the world of our amazing images.
But Roman's leadership in NASA was full of the traditional challenge. His mother took away Michigan during the long nights and pointed out the constellations and investigated the northern lights, but teachers did not allow math and science interest.
"From the beginning I said that a woman could be an astronomer," said NASA in this video this year. In his Baccalaureate, his guidance counselor was not allowed to accept any academic interest. "His nose looked down and bitter," What lady would take instead of mathematics instead of Latin? "
He earned a bachelor's degree in astronomy from Swarthmore College. At the University of Chicago, where a thesis consultant ignored him for six months, he later told Rome.
He spent a decade as a PhD with NASA. Rome retired in 1969. After retiring, he talked about the importance of addressing astronomy, and last year he was besieged by the LEGO Women's Girls.