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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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“This is Margaret Hamilton, NASA lead software engineer, and this is the Apollo guidance program she wrote.”

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The Great Margaret Hamilton

The Great Margaret Hamilton

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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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Ray Bolger was good friends with actress Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West, until her death, and gave a eulogy at her memorial service in 1985.

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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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Margaret Hamilton--school teacher, animal rights activist, member of the Beverly Hills Board of Education and character actress best known for playing the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Episode 0847

The Wicked Witch of the West (played by Margaret Hamilton, reprising her role from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) flies over Sesame Street and loses her broom.

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