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Apollo 11 Guidance Computer Source Code for Command and Lunar Modules

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  1. Gyrfalcon Link
    One part about this that I particularly enjoy is found in LUNAR_LANDING_GUIDANCE_EQUATIONS.agc, where two lines are commented "TEMPORARY, I HOPE HOPE HOPE" It makes me feel a little better about...

    One part about this that I particularly enjoy is found in LUNAR_LANDING_GUIDANCE_EQUATIONS.agc, where two lines are commented "TEMPORARY, I HOPE HOPE HOPE"

    It makes me feel a little better about any time something I've done has been a hack, and a little worse about the state of the code I use every day that is written by others.

    6 votes
  2. Silbern Link
    Here's the original source code for the Apollo 11's guidance computer, the computer that if my memory serves me right, took the first people the moon. Enjoy!

    Here's the original source code for the Apollo 11's guidance computer, the computer that if my memory serves me right, took the first people the moon. Enjoy!

    2 votes
  3. JXM Link
    It's always fascinating to see programs like this, where mistakes can literally get someone killed. (Side note, if anyone is interested in the Apollo missions, the podcast Liftoff has been...

    It's always fascinating to see programs like this, where mistakes can literally get someone killed.

    (Side note, if anyone is interested in the Apollo missions, the podcast Liftoff has been systematically going through each mission and discussing them).

    1 vote
  4. Bauke Link
    This was posted way back in July too, with some more discussion: https://tild.es/3np

    This was posted way back in July too, with some more discussion: https://tild.es/3np

    1 vote