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- DescriptionThe technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer's architecture, instruction format and programs used by the astronauts.
- Author BiographyFrank O'Brien's interest in the Apollo program began as a serious amateur historian. About 12 years ago, he began performing research and writing essays for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and the Apollo Flight Journal. Much of this work centered on his primary interests, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and the Lunar Module. These Journals are generally considered the canonical online reference on the flights to the Moon. He was then asked to assist the curatorial staff in the creation of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Long Island, New York, where he helped prepare the Lunar Module simulator, a LM procedure trainer and an Apollo space suit for display. He regularly lectures on the Apollo computer and related topics to diverse groups, from NASA's computer engineering conferences, the IEEE/ACM, computer festivals and university student groups.
- Author(s)Frank O'Brien
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication01/04/2010
- GenrePopular Science
- Series TitleSpringer Praxis Books
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note30 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 440 p. 30 illus.
- Weight775 g
- Width170 mm
- Height240 mm
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