Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Women in Nano Blog

Women in Nano Blog

Woman who coded the Apollo XI Moon Landing wins Medal of Freedom

Posted on 25 November, 2016 at 14:30

Yes, there are too few women who are trained and employed as software engineers, but there are women out there quietly programming their way to history. And some of them have been doing this for decades. Case in point, Margaret Hamilton helped write the code that allowed astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin to land on the moon in 1969. Last week she was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama.

(Margaret Hamilton inside a mock-up of the Apollo command module. Photo Credit: MIT)

Read an intriguing article from Wired in 2015 that talks about Hamilton’s career as a young mother working on the Apollo mission, and being “one of the guys” in the programming team.

- Written by: Paulette Clancy

Categories: WINnews

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

1 Comment

Reply Rosario
3:51 on 23 December, 2017 
Thank you for sharing this.. I learned something from your post. Quality posts are always the crucial to invite the readers to the submit, that's what this web page is providing. Keep up the good work Visit :