Roman also punched the ground in other areas. In addition to being the first chief astronomer, she was the first female leader at NASA. In 1962, she also led the team at NASA's Orbital Solar Observatory-1, the first successful astronomical mission. how Washington Post noted that Roman was interested in space at an early age and encouraged women to get an education in mathematics and science in the light of the resistance that she faced, becoming an astronomer.
She also helped with missions to map the Earth and other orbital observatories. In general, Roman played an important role not only in managing early NASA, but also in determining its current course — many of the cosmic discoveries made in recent years can be associated with the use of space telescopes. She will be missed.