Nancy Grace Roman, ‘mother of Hubble,’ 1925-2018

January 3, 2019

Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief of astronomy and one of the first women executives for the agency, died at the age of 93. She received her PhD in astronomy and astrophysics at UChicago in 1949. She later joined the faculty as an assistant professor, becoming one of the first women on the department's faculty. Read obituaries in NPR, the Washington PostForbes, and National Geographic.

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