Developer gets source code first lunar mission on GitHub




he source code that was used to send to the computers for the Apollo 11-mission, is put online by a programmer. The code written in Assembly was finally accomplished the first lunar mission.

A list of files is on GitHub find and can be downloaded by anyone, as discovered Quartz. The source code is designed for the Apollo Guidance Computer, which was used to control the lunar module that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969 as the first humans set foot on the moon. Former NASA intern Chris Garry has put the code online.

For lunar mission NASA had to develop a customized version of Assembly to send the Apollo computer. The source code thus gives an insight into the functions needed to develop the programmers who were linked to the prestigious MIT Institute, the lunar module, at a time when computers were not commonplace.

Incidentally, this is not the first time that the source code of the Apollo 11 mission are made available. More than ten years ago, the code was already put online by researcher Ron Burkey, which include a simulation of the Apollo Guidance Computer made ​​.


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