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How Computers Revolutionized Space Travel

As computers have gotten more powerful, they’ve completely transformed how we explore the solar system. And along the way, the space industry has given computer science a boost too.

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Sources:
https://history.nasa.gov/computers/contents.html
http://web.mit.edu/digitalapollo/Documents/Chapter4/manualcontrol.pdf
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/apollo-guidance-computer-and-first-silicon-chips
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2009/06/when_america_first_met_the_microchip.html
http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Apollo-11-The-computers-that-put-man-on-the-moon
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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-mars-rover-can-choose-laser-targets-on-its-own
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https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/30jul_skycrane
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Images:
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/May1961.html
https://www.nasa.gov/content/apollo-mission-control-center-0
https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/21669294011/in/album-72157658601662068/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRADIC#/media/File:TRADIC_computer.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_integrated_circuit#/media/File:Agc_nor2.jpg
https://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a16/LM11-co46.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_7#/media/File:The_Ranger_Spacecraft_GPN-2000-001979.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/February1969.html
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1404.html
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https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/videos/?v=18

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