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Sally Ride honored 35 years after space milestone

The first American woman in space, Sally Ride, is the subject of serious and playful memorials today, 35 years after her historic flight and nearly six years after her death. A U.S. postage stamp bearing Ride’s visage went on sale last month, and … Continue reading

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Barbie dolls honor NASA pioneer and other women

“Hidden Figures” mathematician Katherine Johnson may have missed out on the Lego toy treatment, but she and 16 other women are getting the Barbie doll treatment just in time for International Women’s Day. Today Mattel announced that it’s rolling out 17 new … Continue reading

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‘Aspiring astronaut’ doll lands in the spotlight

American Girl put a Space Age spin on the centuries-old tradition of dress-up dolls today by unveiling a spacesuit-clad character named Luciana Vega as its “Girl of the Year” for 2018. The big reveal came on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when the 18-inch-high doll … Continue reading

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Lego shows off ‘Women of NASA’ toy set

Seven and a half months after its selection, Lego unveiled a set of minifigures celebrating NASA women researchers and explorers, due to go on sale just in time for the holiday season. The toy set follows up on a suggestion from science writer … Continue reading

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Toys that listen spark privacy concerns

The kids who play with internet-connected toys such as Hello Barbie and CogniToys Dino may not fully realize their voices are being recorded – but when they find out, University of Washington researchers say even the little ones understand the privacy … Continue reading

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Lego toys immortalize women of NASA

It’s all systems go for a new set of Lego minifigures celebrating women researchers at NASA, including the central figure in the acclaimed movie “Hidden Figures.” NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who worked out trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs, … Continue reading

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