Your smartphone is more powerful than the combined computers that helped send men to the moon in 1969.


That’s the year man first set foot on the moon. It’s really difficult to imagine the technical challenges of landing on the moon more than five decades ago if you’re not a rocket scientist, but what’s certain is that computers played a fundamental role – even back then. Despite the NASA computers were pitiful by today’s standards, they were proper enough to guide humans across 356,000 km of space from the Earth to the Moon and return them safely. In fact, during the first Apollo missions critical safety and propulsion mechanisms controlled by the software were used for the first time, which formed the basis for modern computing.

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