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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: American astronomer Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, who was one of the first ... [+] female executives at NASA, attends the Earth Day March for Science Rally on the National Mall on April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images) Getty Images. In 1942, the head of the physics department at Swarthmore College told an eager new student that he usually discouraged women from majoring in physics, although he admitted that Nancy Grace Roman “might make it.” 18 years later, she became NASA’s first Chief of Astronomy – not the first female Chief of Astronomy, but the first one, period. And this week, NASA announced that one of its biggest upcoming t... Full story

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