Melba Roy Mouton (1929-1990) was a mathematician and computer programmer in NASA’s Trajectory and Geodynamics Division, acting as the Assistant Chief of Research Programs. Mouton worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, coding computer programs to calculate the trajectories and locations of various aircraft.

She also led the group of “human computers,” who tracked the Echo satellites. Roy and her team’s computations helped produce the orbital element timetables by which millions could view the satellite from Earth as it passed overhead.

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梅尔巴·罗伊·莫顿(Melba Roy Mouton,1929-1990)是美国宇航局轨道和地球动力学部门的数学家和计算机程序员,担任研究项目助理主管。穆顿在美国宇航局戈达德太空飞行中心工作,负责编写计算机程序,计算各种飞行器的轨迹和位置。

她还领导了跟踪Echo卫星的“人类计算机”小组。罗伊和她的团队的计算帮助产生了轨道元素时间表,数百万人可以通过这些时间表从地球上看到从头顶经过的卫星。

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