Nancy Grace Roman


Birthday May 16, 1925

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Tennessee

DEATH DATE Dec 25, 2018 (93)

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Executive NASA astronomer who discovered that stars made of helium and hydrogen moved faster than other stars. She received the Federal Woman's Award in 1962.

Before Fame

She started an astronomy club that met once a week when she was eleven.


After working for NASA for 21 years, she worked to help the Goddard Space Flight Center until 1997.

Family Life

She was born to geophysicist Irwin Roman and music teacher Georgia Smith Roman.

Associated With

Her group worked on the Hubble Telescope, which was named after Edwin Hubble.