Margaret Hamilton: Apollo Computer Programmer and LEGO Action Figure

Ask an Expert Live

March 28, 2018 | 12:30pm
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Margaret Hamilton was a member of the team that programmed the Apollo Guidance Computer. Last year, after a photograph of her standing next to Apollo computer printouts went viral on the internet, LEGO honored her by including her in the “Women of NASA,” LEGO set. Join us on  Facebook Live as space history curator Paul Ceruzzi discusses her programming and explains a little about the contents of those computer printouts that she stood next to.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Apollo to the Moon gallery.


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.