|Birthname||Margaret Elaine Heafield|
|born on||17 August 1936 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Paoli, Indiana, 38n33, 86w28|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°32' 00°39 Asc. 23°43'|
American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner, who was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. In 1986, she became the founder and CEO of Hamilton Technologies, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was developed around the Universal Systems Language based on her paradigm of Development Before the Fact (DBTF) for systems and software design.
Hamilton has published over 130 papers, proceedings, and reports about the 60 projects and six major programs in which she has been involved.
On 22 November 2016, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama for her work leading the development of on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo Moon missions.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Vocation : Business : Business owner
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
- Vocation : Computer : Systems Analyst
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Public Service (Presidential Medal of Freedom)