Beautiful Photo of Margaret Hamilton

This is a beautiful photo of the beautiful mathematician and computer pioneer Margaret Hamilton. She stands next to a stack of Apollo Guidance Computer source code.

Fifty-three years ago, humans first set foot on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. That success would not have been possible without Margaret Hamilton’s extreme efforts. At that time, Margaret Hamilton was a young Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) computer programmer and working mother who led the team that created the onboard flight software for the Apollo missions, including Apollo 11. You should check 40 newspaper front pages that show how the world reacted to the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 21, 1969.

After many years, she got the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution that led to Apollo 11’s successful landing from Barrack Obama!

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