Milestone-Nomination:Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)
Docket Number: 2010-02
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'The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)'
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AGC and the associated guidance, navigation and control system components made possible the lunar rendezvous mode trajectory used by the Apollo Program to put the first human beings on the moon and return them safely to earth.
1. Wikipedia, Apollo Guidance Computer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
3. John Tylko, MIT and Navigating the Path to the Moon: AeroAstro Magazine Highlights, 2009 MIT
4. David A. Mindell, Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight
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