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"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…

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

Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton with the printout of the Apollo Guidance Computer software. You don't get people to the Moon without a ton of code, you know.

Margaret Hamilton wasn’t supposed to invent the modern concept of software and land men on the moon.

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

Margaret Hamilton Software Engineer Margaret Hamilton – Developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program, first c.