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This Female Coder Wrote the Apollo Project by Hand

Margaret Hamilton oversaw MIT's groundbreaking Software Engineering Division.

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  • Margaret Hamilton, lead Apollo flight software engineer, in the Apollo Command Module.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Hamilton stands next to the navigation software that she and her MIT team produced for the Apollo program.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Margaret Hamilton and Barack Obama
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  • Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Margaret Hamilton in 2016.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons