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Bei der NASA war Hamilton dafür verantwortlich, die On-Board-Flugsoftware zu entwickeln, die notwendig war, um zum Mond und zurück zu navigieren sowie auf dem Mond zu landen. Die Software wurde danach während weiterer Raumfahrtprogramme, unter anderem Skylab, eingesetzt. Sie erwarb praktische Erfahrungen in der Informatik und in der Softwareentwicklung, noch bevor es entsprechende Ausbildungen gab.

von TheMetaPicture.com

The Great Margaret Hamilton

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von Vox

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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von Twitter

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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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von WIRED

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 photographed by Andy Warhol

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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 Wizard of Oz. Here's Margaret Hamilton in later years posing in front of a photo from The Wizard of Oz. She played Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West.

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behind the scenes wizard of oz | Judy Garland as Dorothy on The Wizard of Oz set

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David Bowie playing with light and shadow and making an homage to Margaret Hamilton, aka the Wicked Witch of the West

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