Margaret and the Moon
Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon and how many back. She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world. Apollo 8. Apollo 9.
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One week in , a year-old snapshot unexpectedly went viral. Taken in , the black-and-white photograph showed a young bespectacled woman, a wide grin on her face as she gingerly balances a tower of manuals, each one thicker than the last. The subject of the picture, as it turned out, was Margaret Hamilton , the pioneering software engineer who helped land the first men on the moon. The massive stack of printouts contained the lines of computer code that got them there. Dean Robbins, a journalist and children's book writer, stumbled across Hamilton's photograph in his social-media feed. Instantly charmed by her smile, he was even more captivated by her story.