Light Years Ahead, the 1969 Apollo Guidance Computer

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Lectures
Date
Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021 7:30 pm
Speaker
Robert Willis, Software Engineer
Cisco, Harpenden

Location

CSTS Zoom Channel ID 912 0723 6181


Market Place, Cirencester GL7


Description

Robert Wills will introduce the amazing hardware and software that made up the Apollo Guidance Computer, walk you through the landing procedure step-by-step, and talk about the pioneering design principles that were used to make the landing software robust against any failure.

He will also explain the problems that occurred during the Apollo 11 landing, and show you how the Apollo Guidance Computer played its part in saving the mission.

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