As a woman in her generation, astronomer Nancy Roman could not get tenure at a research institution, so instead she was invited to work on Hubble's design and development for more than 25 years. Her perservance and vision earned her the nickname "the mother of Hubble."
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(main image: Nancy Roman)
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This is an excerpt from the NOVA program "Invisible Universe Revealed."