Hack the Moon: Elaine Denniston on Punch Cards (2019)

Elaine Denniston was one of many women working on computer programming for Apollo. From 1966 to 1968, she worked at the MIT Instrumentation Lab as a data keypuncher. With no opportunity for advancement at the Instrumentation Lab, Denniston left MIT in 1968 and enrolled in Radcliffe College. After graduating in 1973, she attended Boston University Law School, then went on to practice law in the private sector. Denniston retired in 2012.

 

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Timeline: 2010s
Career: EngineeringTechnology
Object: Audio
Collection: Critical Mass 1955-1968, Harvard, NASA, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Staff, Women