This is how Margaret describes it: "In this picture, I am standing next to listings of the actual Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source code. | Andrew Chen #NoteStreamApp #history
Margaret Hamilton, leader of the team that developed the flight software for NASAs Apollo missions.
The Great Margaret Hamilton
••Margaret Hamilton's Code Got Humans on the Moon + Invented Software Itself!•• Wired article 2015-10-13: in a Man's world, yes, it was/is a woman! ; ) 1960 MIT math undergrad • she did when software was not part of language, nor in NASA/Apollo budget + women were not engineers/programmers
young Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of OZ)
Margaret Hamilton, lead Apollo flight software designer, inside the Command Module. Credit: NASA
Margaret Hamilton--If you ever get a chance to see her in anything other than Oz, she's really charming!
Margaret Hamilton, a.k.a The Wicked Witch of the West
Margaret Hamilton was the lead software engineer on the team that developed the Apollo flight computer software, and is credited with coining the term "software engineering." As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module tried to land, an error in the flight manual led to an unnecessary radar being left on, overloading the computer. Her robust design allowed it to detect and report overload situations, and to skip lower-priority tasks. The system handled it appropriately and the landing was not aborted.
The Wizard Of OZ / The bad witch Margaret Hamilton Actress Born: December 9, 1902, Cleveland, OH Died: May 16, 1985, Salisbury, CT Movies and TV shows: The Wizard of Oz, 13 Ghosts, …