On December 25, 2018, Nancy Grace Roman died an astronomer and the first woman to occupy a management position at NASA. She helped develop the Hubble Space Telescope, which is why she was called the Hubble Mother.
On December 27, cousin Laura Verrault confirmed that Roman died at Christmas after a long illness. She was 93 years old. NASA's webpage says that she became the first astronomy director in the space science office at NASA headquarters and the first woman to take a leading position in the agency.
She oversaw the planning and development of astronomical programs, including the NASA space telescope. The novel left NASA in 1979. Throughout her career, she has advocated for the involvement of women and young people in science. A memorial service is planned.