Journey to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Guidance Computer

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evolution of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Mr. Hall contends that the development of the Apollo computer supported and motivated the semiconductor industry during a time when integrated circuits were just emerging. This was the period just before the electronics revolution that gave birth to modern computers. In addition, the book recalls the history of computer technology, both hardware and software, and the applications of digital computing to missile guidance systems and manned spacecraft. The book also offers graphics and photos drawn from the Draper Laboratories' archives that illustrate the technology and related events during the Apollo project. Written for experts as well as lay persons, Journey to the Moon is the first book of its kind and a must for anyone interested in the history of science and the relevance of computer technology to space exploration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563471858
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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