Apollo 11 Guidance Computer Source Code

Ian

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Ever wanted to see the code that put men on the moon? Well, now you can!

The guidance computer code for the Apollo 11 command module has been uploaded to GitHub:

https://github.com/chrislgarry/Apollo-11

FWIW, the specs of the computer that ran this were as follow:

  • 2048 words of RAM. A "word" was 15 bits of data—therefore just under 2 bytes (16 bits) of data—and so the total RAM was just 3840 bytes.
  • 36,864 words of read-only memory, equivalent to 69,120 bytes.
  • Maximum of about 85,000 CPU instructions executed per second.
  • Dimensions: 24"×12.5"×6".
  • Weight: 70.1 pounds.
  • Power supply: 2.5A of current at 28V DC
  • Real DSKY.
 

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Amazing that such a small computer got them there. :)

But, I suppose it was state of the art in its day. :D
 

muckshifter

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... so, Mars shouldn't be a problem using a mobile phone then. It'd be a lot lighter. :thumb:
 

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