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Apollo 11 Code That Took America To Moon Now Available On Github

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The flight software code developed by programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory in the 1960's for NASA's dream project the Apollo 11 guidance system is now readily available online, after a former NASA intern Chris Garry uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer(AGC) code to Github this week.
Although the code for the MIT-designed system has long been available to interested researchers, this is the first time it is largely made available online to public.
The code written in assembly program language, which was specially designed and invented to store in memory data structure known as “rope memory” structure.
Being a programmer myself, I find it very difficult to read and decode without the code comments.
This code was specifically designed to be easily understood by computers, not humans.
But one thing is for sure the programmers who developed the code were true genius.
Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight by NASA that landed humans on the Moon. A team of 3 astronauts Neil Armstrong,Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins  landed on moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong became the first to step on the moon surface on July 21 .
Image Source : From Astronauts L-R Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin
Still after 46 years the code seems to amaze us all and reminds us of the quote by Neil Armstrong.

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

You can check out the code yourself here.


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