Beautiful Display Honoring Margaret Hamilton of Apollo 11

Moonlight strikes more than 107,000 solar mirrors to create a portrait of Apollo 11 computer programmer Margaret Hamilton. Bigger than New York’s Central Park, the portrait is a tribute to Hamilton’s contributions to the Apollo program and the field of software engineering. “There was no choice but to be pioneers.” That’s how Margaret Hamilton describes working on the software that put us on the moon. Margaret led the team that developed the onboard flight software for all of NASA’s manned Apollo missions, including Apollo 11’s historic moon landing.