How verbs and nouns got Apollo to the moon

Verbs, nouns and the Apollo guidance programme

The Apollo guidance computer did a lot with a little. We are constantly reminded that the computer used for this historic event had less power than a modern smartphone. Yes, a smartphone can hold more information but it doesn’t exactly have the software to get you to the Moon. But the comparatively weaker Apollo guidance computer (AGC) did, and though it didn’t have a keyboard and monitor like your desktop, it did speak in the familiar language we use every day of nouns and verbs.

SOURCE: Discover/ Vintage Space


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