Light Years Ahead | The 1969 Guidance Computer
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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.


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Looking at the errors 1201 and 1202 that occurred as the Lunar Landing Module was starting its descent to the surface of the Moon for the first time:

04:23 error codes 1201 and 1202,

The Real Story Behind the Apollo 11 Computer Error | WSJ
youtube.com/watch?v=z4cn93H6sM ?t=252

This is from the perspective of the person responsible for writing the actual code for the ALM computer.


@pgtips91 The #BBC did a good radio/podcast series on Apollo 11 a few years ago, 13 Minutes to the Moon. Discusses the computer problems in one of the episodes.

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Yes, my sister has been listening to this on the radio and sent me the link.

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