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NASA’s first software engineer: Margaret Hamilton - Matt Porter and Margaret Hamilton

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The Apollo 11 moon landing was about the astronauts, mission control, software and hardware all working together as a seamless integrated system. None of which would have been possible without the contributions of one engineer: Margaret Hamilton. Who was this pioneer? Matt Porter and Margaret Hamilton detail how a woman and her team launched the software that took mankind to the Moon.

Margaret’s asynchronous software allowed the Apollo Guidance Computer to be adaptable enough to help land a man on the Moon, what are some of the situations the computer may have needed to adapt to on a trip to the Moon?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Matt Porter
  • Director Franco Barroeta Fonseca
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist José Ali Sánchez
  • Animator José Ali Sánchez, Vidal Barrera, Santiago Carreto, César García, Irma Arellano, Ricardo González, Daniela Leal
  • Compositor Julián André, Blas Cernicchiaro
  • Art Director Carolina Porrero , José Ali Sánchez
  • Sound Designer Julián André
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Collaborator Susan Norton

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