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Women who reached the stars

Sometimes we begin to lose motivation while going through challenging moments in a bootcamp. At times it's our mind trying to see us reach our final goal vs. the Impostor Syndrome. During the day I took some time to review a couple pages written about the lives of both of these women who impacted technology in such a unique and admirable manner. So if you ever lose motivation, find the story or biography of people who have been able to surpass adversity and push their limits. I hope you all enjoy as much as I did learning more about the history of some women in tech. Margaret Hamilton What was she known for? American computer scientist who was one of the first computer software programmers; she created the term software engineer to describe her work. She helped write the computer code for the command and lunar modules used on the Apollo missions to the Moon in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Awards? Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Barack Obama in 2016 The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States to recognize people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". Katherine Johnson What was she known for? First woman in NASA. American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. She calculated the trajectories for the spacecraft to orbit Earth and land on the Moon. Unfortunately on February 24th of 2020, she passed away at the age of 101 of natural causes. Awards? -Congressional Gold Medal The Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress. The congressional practice of issuing gold medals to occasionally honor recipients from the military began during the American Revolution. -NASA Group Achievement Award The NASA Group Achievement Award is an award given by NASA to groups of government or non-government personnel in recognition of group accomplishments contributing to NASA's mission. -Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States to recognize people who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors".