Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo

by Volker Weber

In the photo above, she is standing in front of the printouts of the code for the Apollo guidance system, a lot of which she wrote and which she oversaw. She was all of 31 when the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the moon, running her code.

A lovely reminder that women create.

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À Nice book To read: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson (Author).

Ludwig Deruyck, 2014-12-11

Another recommended reading:

Digital Apollo
Human and Machine in Spaceflight
By David A. Mindell

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digital-apollo

Uwe Brahm, 2014-12-11

There's a nice link also to the story of Grace Hopper (compiler genius). What a brain!

Andrew Magerman, 2014-12-11

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