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Google, on the Mojave Desert, to honor the memory of a Software engineer.
As part of its tribute to the Apollo 11, There Google is with the help of the light of the moon dramatically show by Margaret Hamilton, was a pioneer, whose computational work has helped make the historic mission possible.
The Mountain View, Calif. the company has built a massive accolade, by placing the 107,000 over the mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar plant in the Mojave Desert, to see the reflection of the light of the Moon, not the sun, as the mirrors tend to do.
The resulting 1.4-square-mile portrait of Hamilton, 82, was breathtaking, more so than New York City’s Central Park. The mirrors were reverse engineered by Googlers to be able to reflect the moonlight, and each mirror is about the size of a car.
Hamiton and his colleagues at the MIT Instrumentation Lab, now known as the Draper Lab developed the navigation and guidance system for the Apollo spacecraft. She led the team that worked on the code for the Apollo Guidance Computer, flight, on-board software.
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Margaret Hamilton, a pioneering software engineer, and led the team that was on board the Apollo 11 guidance system. (Thank you, Google)
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According to Google, Hamilton described the work of the software, provided by the united states to the Moon, such as the following: “There was no choice but to be pioneers.”
Hamilton’s status as a working mother, combined with her natural curiosity, was an asset in terms of its performance.
“Margaret, often, programs to test it in the simulator, and [her daughter] Her like to get to play an astronaut, just like her mother. One day, Everyone was crashing on the simulator after they have pressed a button, which is a prelaunch of the program, while the mission is in the middle of the flight,” Google’s Senior Vice President of Geo, Jen Fitzpatrick, said in a blog post.
Instead of scolding her daughter, Hamilton was left wondering what would happen if an astronaut, he did the same thing during a real mission. They in the end would be happy to add code that would prevent a system crash when he did that.
In the few moments before Apollo 11 was set to be in the country, the support was overwhelmed with the task. Instead of having to force a reboot, and the software is solid, and the “priority view” that, Hamilton is fighting to be let back in mission control to know what happened.
The bald Eagle has been able to secure it to the ground, and the rest is history.
Hamilton was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2016.
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