Margaret Hamilton

A Grade 10 Reading Skill Resource

On July 20, 1969, millions of people were glued to their television sets watching something happen that they didn?t think they would live to see. American astronauts were minutes away from landing on the moon. But suddenly, several alarms were triggered by computers on the lander module. The astronauts didn?t have time to investigate each alarm. They considered aborting the mission and returning to the orbiter, but NASA scientists back on Earth could see that the alarms were not critical. The landing went forward, and history was made.

This is a biography of the woman who developed new software methods that made the moon landings less risky.

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