The Greatest Machine Ever Built pt2

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Some of the greatest engineers, designers, mathematicians & craftsmen created the Saturn-5 rocket that launched NASA’s Apollo program taking men to the moon. This was, in my opinion, the greatest engineering project ever conceived & implemented by man (and woman).

The computer systems created for the Apollo V rocket were the most advanced & compact ever created in the late 1960’s. They may be primative by todays standards, but at the time were the most advanced ever built. You also have to remember that these were build by hand, with seamstresses even having to thread many miles of wire for the memory circuits. It took 350 people just to write the code for the systems.


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Thanks to; Tim Colegrove (CC BY-SA 4.0), Frmorrison (CC BY-SA 4.0), Jud McCranie (CC BY-SA 3.0) & NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Public Domain) for pictures.