Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Apollo Guidance Computer

Neil Armstrong in Apollo Simulator Using the Apollo computer display and keyboard (DSKY) user interface unit

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of “Moon Machines” which concerns MIT's work on the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Apollo computer display and keyboard (DSKY) user interface unit

Moon Machines is a Science Channel documentary miniseries of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover. It was created by the team who made In the “Shadow of the Moon” in association with NASA to commemorate the agency’s fiftieth anniversary in 2008.

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Moon Machines - The Navigation Computer

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