Novel also collapsed in other areas. In addition to being the first major astronomer, she was the first executive woman in NASA. In 1962, she also led the team behind NASA's first successful astronomical mission, Orbital Solar Observatory-1. How Washington Post noted, Roman was interested in space at an early age and encouraged women to continue their education in mathematics and science in terms of the resistance she faced when she became an astronomer.
It also helped with satellite mapping missions on Earth and other orbital observatories. All reported, Roman played an important role not only in running the early NASA but also in setting the current course – many of the cosmic discoveries made in recent years can be attributed to the use of spaceborne telescopes. She will be missed.