New LEGO Computer Scientist Minifig: Margaret Hamilton

Picture of LEGO set
LEGO Women of NASA
LEGO have today announced the latest model to come out of their Ideas fan-design programme. It’s the “Women of NASA” set which includes Margaret Hamilton: computer scientist, software engineer, and leader of the programming team for the Apollo and Skylab space missions.

This goes to complement LEGO’s existing computer programmer minifig. Sadly Lovelace and Babbage didn’t make it this time around.

Links: Announcement; Set design

Hamilton in Apollo Command Module Margaret Hamilton
Software Engineer

Director of Apollo Flight Computer Programming for the moon landings and other NASA missions. CEO, Hamilton Technologies.

Links: Work at NASA; Hamilton Technologies