July 2010

Apollo 11 – Richard King

Grahame Grieve was unfortunately unable to present on the planned topic this evening, but fortunately for us Richard had a long established interest in the moon landing, including of course in the computer control aspects. But he did have a plastic model of the rocket! It was fascinating to focus on the hardware and software elements, and contemplate the responsibility of programmers developing fixes in very real time for problems being experienced by in-flight astronauts!