Hamilton, Margaret

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Hamilton, Margaret Gender: F
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°32' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°43'

Margaret Hamilton (1995)
photo: Daphne Weld Nichols, Photographer, license cc-by-sa-3.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 22 November 2016 (Presidential Medal of Freedom)
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Source Notes

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)