New Children’s Book Celebrates Pioneering Apollo Programmer

New Children’s Book Celebrates Pioneering Apollo Programmer

Coinciding with the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a new children’s book, ‘Margaret and the Moon,’ written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Lucy Knisley, celebrates pioneering programmer Margaret Hamilton. A photo of her went viral last year.    Image Courtesy of NASA   “We associate the 1960s space program with men, both in orbit and behind the scenes, so it was revelatory to find that a woman had played such an important role,” Robbins told Space.com. “As a children’s author, I wondered if Hamilton’s career might be an inspiring story for kids.”   As there was so little information about …