Nancy Roman

1925 - 2018

Nancy Roman

Nancy Grace Roman (May 16, 1925 – December 25, 2018) was a noted American astronomer who made important contributions to stellar classification and motions, and became the first female executive at NASA, and served as NASA’s first Chief of Astronomy throughout the 1960s and 1970s, establishing her as one of the "visionary founders of the US civilian space program". She created NASA’s space astronomy program and is known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her foundational role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Throughout her career, Roman was also an active public speaker and educator, and an advocate for women in the sciences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nancy Roman has received more than 137,438 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 279th most popular astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Nancy Roman ranks 280 out of 495Before her are Hendrik van Gent, Cyril Jackson, Viktor Knorre, Harold Spencer Jones, Aleksander Wolszczan, and Oenopides. After her are Robert Julius Trumpler, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres, Bart Bok, Grigory Neujmin, Cuno Hoffmeister, and Vladimir Albitsky.

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Among people born in 1925, Nancy Roman ranks 201Before her are Carlo Rambaldi, Czesław Kiszczak, Veikko Hakulinen, Mohammed Mzali, Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, and Kalle Svensson. After her are June Whitfield, Charles Chaplin Jr., John Cocke, Yogi Berra, Shehu Shagari, and Mike Connors. Among people deceased in 2018, Nancy Roman ranks 179Before her are Sridevi, Károly Palotai, Cecil Taylor, Vitaliy Masol, Dan Gurney, and Nelson Pereira dos Santos. After her are Otis Rush, June Whitfield, Hugh Masekela, Juan Bautista Agüero, Kim Yong-chun, and Shehu Shagari.

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Among people born in United States, Nancy Roman ranks 3,743 out of 12,171Before her are Herb Ritts (1952), Kenny Roberts (1951), Larry Clark (1943), Mickey Mantle (1931), Albert Tyler (1872), and Thomas E. Dewey (1902). After her are Peter Hyams (1943), Marshall Bell (1942), Walter Cunningham (1932), Lawrence Kasdan (1949), Arthur Melvin Okun (1928), and Wil Wheaton (1972).