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Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source code,

The Great Margaret Hamilton

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Margaret Hamilton, leader of the team that developed the flight software for NASAs Apollo missions.

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Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

Conheça o papel central que a programadora Margaret Hamilton teve nas missões Apollo. Ela nos ajudou a chegar a lua, e foi pioneira no conceito de software

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Margaret Hamilton, a.k.a The Wicked Witch of the West

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“Publicity photo of Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West) and Jack Haley (Tin Woodman) reunited” 1970

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.

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Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton & Jack Haley...the scarecrow, the witch, & the tinman. Only one missing is Bert Lahr, the lion.

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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 pretty Judy Garland as Dorothy and Margaret Hamilton who played the horribly mean Miss Gulch together in The Wizard of Oz. The Merv Griffin Show in 1968 was a memorable renunion of the pair.

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