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Houston, we have code!

Mark Gibbs | July 11, 2016
Apollo 11 went to the moon and back guided by a computer with 0.08% of the processing power of an iPhone 5s ... now you can read the code that drove the mission and try the simulator

The Apollo 11 AGC code is a fascinating part of computer history. Next time you find yourself grumbling about processor speed and lack of memory, remember what NASA programmers were able to achieve with 2K of RAM and a 1.024MHz processor. To quote Monty Python: "... you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.

Source: NetworkWorld

 

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