Readings for Lunch — [ 05 Apr 2018 ]

Masha Ivashintsova (1942−2000) – Photography works by my mother, which I found in our attic after she passed away (Leningrad, USSR) (source)


Margaret Hamilton, NASA's First Software Engineer

When it comes to Margaret Hamilton's career, she literally shoots for the moon. Hamilton discusses joining NASA as their first software engineer and creating the software that launched the Apollo 11 first manned mission to the moon.


Beatrice Vio, wheelchair Paralympic fencing champion

Beatrice Vio cultivated a passion for fencing when she was five years old. At 11, she contracted severe meningitis. In the hospital, the doctors gave her an unimaginable choice: keep her limbs and risk death, or amputate all four to ensure survival. She chose life.