Margaret Hamilton, the Woman Behind the Moon Landing – Amazing Women In History

Nearly fifty years ago, history was made when Neil Armstrong took his famous first small step on the surface of the moon. But, as they say, behind every great man is a woman, and for Armstrong that woman was Margaret Hamilton, the programmer who invented the software that made the moon landing possible, not to mention software itself.

In 1960, the 24 year-old Earlham College mathematics graduate took a software development position at MIT, in an effort to support her husband while he attended Harvard Law School. Just one year later, Hamilton was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, when MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory was…

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