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Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

"Apollo was a major software project. Astronauts used the Apollo Guidance Computer, placed in both the command module & the lunar module, for navigation assistance & to control the spacecraft, & someone needed to program it. The software for the guidance computer was written by a team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, headed up by Margaret Hamilton. Here's a picture of her next to the code she and her colleagues wrote for the Apollo 11 guidance computer that made the moon landing…

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“This is Margaret Hamilton, NASA lead software engineer, and this is the Apollo guidance program she wrote.”

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Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon.

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Margaret Hamilton--If you ever get a chance to see her in anything other than Oz, she's really charming!

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The Hollywood Magic Behind "The Wizard Of Oz"

Margaret Hamilton as the 'Wicked Witch of the West' from The Wizard of Oz. Her most well known role. Children were terrified of her which saddened her greatly.

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Margaret Hamilton--school teacher, animal rights activist, member of the Beverly Hills Board of Education and character actress best known for playing the Wicked Witch of the West.

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