The Ultimate Apollo Guidance Computer Talk

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Wed Sep 19 10:09:57 CDT 2018

    > From: Cory Heisterkamp

    > I can also highly recommend the book 'Digital Apollo'

Yes, it's quite good. Two other good books about the AGC are:

  Eldon Hall, "Journey to the Moon"

which is by a guy who was one of the managers on the project. The book is
anything but a 'management history', though (unlike too many 'technical
histories', like the Smith/Redmond Whirlwind history, which I was just
looking at). The book is a _technical_ history - the engineering is front and
center, and management decisions are on the periphery, for background.

There's also:

  Hugh Blair-Smith, "Left Brains for the Right Stuff"

which is by someone who was an engineer on the project - he did work on the
CPU architecture, and also some software. The book is a mix of personal
experiences, and an overall history of the moon race.


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