Light Years Ahead | The 1969 Guidance Computer

On 20/07/1969, Neil Armstrong was in the final stages of the lunar descent, when suddenly his on-board computer indicated a critical alarm. For three nail-biting seconds it looked as if the mission would have to be aborted. However, he was given a "go" to continue, and after several more alarms the Eagle touched down safely on the Moon.


This bit of history I find very interesting having started my interest in programming with a TI59 Programmable Calculator that must have had many similarities to the Apollo Guidance Computer.

The links back to The National Museum of Computing and their YouTube profile is something that I didn't know of before.

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