Computer Science & Programming

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule

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When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it.  They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called “rope memory,” and created a special version of the […]