Margaret Hamilton received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana with a minor in philosophy. She worked temporarily as a high school teacher in order to help her husband financially obtain a degree from Harvard Law. Hamilton later decided to continue school by wanting to get a PhD in abstract math but was then offered a job at MIT to help create the software for NASA which would help take humans to the Moon, a job which she accepted. One of Hamilton’s greatest contributions to NASA was when she helped develop a program that helped the Apollo 8 spacecraft return back to Earth. One day, Hamilton’s daughter, Lauren was messing around with a flight simulator where...
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...e projects, and impact the world in a very prosperous way. When I considered majoring in computer science, I have always thought that would have to be working for business companies that wanted to build and maintain websites stay running. After researching Margaret Hamilton, I can see the wide range of areas that computing can lead up to. Lately I have been really interested in SpaceX and their work in launching rockets, such as the Falcon 9 rocket, and have questioned myself how the software is incorporated inside the rocket. Now I have a clearer idea of what it means to create software that helps mankind with outer space exploration. To be able to reach my goal to work alongside SpaceX programmers, I will to research more in depth on what SpaceX software developers do, what is the expectation, what knowledge do I need before working, and what criteria is needed.
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