Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing Book
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing Book
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Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Lucy Knisley

Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

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A true story from one of the Women of NASA!

Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world.

Soon math led her to MIT and then to helping NASA put a man on the moon! She handwrote code that would allow the spacecraft’s computer to solve any problems it might encounter. Apollo 8. Apollo 9. Apollo 10. Apollo 11. Without her code, none of those missions could have been completed.

Dean Robbins and Lucy Knisley deliver a lovely portrayal of a pioneer in her field who never stopped reaching for the stars.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: May 16, 2017
  • ISBN: 0399551859
  • ISBN 13: 978-0399551857
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Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed comic creator and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir Relish.

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