Margaret Hamilton (scientist)
Margaret Heafield Hamilton (born August 17, 1936) is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory. It developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program.
Hamilton in 1989
August 17, 1936
Paoli, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||Earlham College |
University of Michigan
|Occupation||CEO of Hamilton Technologies, Inc.|
|Spouse(s)||James Cox Hamilton (divorced)|
|Relatives||James Cox Chambers (son-in-law)|
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom|
On November 22, 2016, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama for her work leading the development of on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo Moon missions.
- "White House honors two of tech's female pioneers". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- Tiffany K. Wayne (2011). American Women of Science Since 1900. ABC-CLIO. pp. 480–1. ISBN 978-1-59884-158-9.
- "NASA Software Engineering Division/Code 580".
- NASA Office of Logic Design "About Margaret Hamilton" (Last Revised: February 03, 2010)
- "President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom". 16 November 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2017.