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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 1

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The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 1

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    The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 1
    by Nancy Atkinson

    Dick Battin stood on his driveway in the New England frosty pre-dawn back in October 1957, straining his eyes to see Sputnik fly overhead. It was amazing. Watching that little point of light scoot silently across the sky made Battin’s heart pound. A human-made hunk of metal was actually orbiting Earth! Walking back to his …

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