Margaret Hamilton: Her Codes Sent Us to the Moon

A century after Maria Mitchell paved the way for women to learn astronomy in a formal classroom and a few decades after the Harvard Computers laid the foundation for the discovery of distant galaxies, Margaret Hamilton wrote more than 10 books of software codes—by hand—that would send men to the moon for our first giant… Continue reading Margaret Hamilton: Her Codes Sent Us to the Moon

Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

Laurie Anderson was the first and last artist in residence at NASA. An avant-garde electronic musician of the 70s, she was called by NASA in 2003—the same year when Columbia space shuttle exploded—and was offered full creative freedom to create a theatrical piece about space travel. NASA has always had arts programs, even as early… Continue reading Laurie Anderson: To the Moon

The third man who went to the Moon but didn’t land

“The moon I have known all my life, that two‐dimensional, small yellow disk in the sky, has gone away somewhere, to be replaced by the most awesome sphere I have ever seen. To begin with it is huge, completely filling our window. Second, it is three‐dimensional. The belly of it bulges out towards us in… Continue reading The third man who went to the Moon but didn’t land