Former NASA Intern Uploads the Guidance Computer Code for Apollo 11 OnlineLeave a Comment
A former NASA intern sparked a bit of an internet frenzy this week by uploading the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer code to Github.
While the system responsible for the first moon landing has apparently been available for researchers for a while now, it’s never quite been part of the public domain.
That is, until now…
Obviously, internet dwellers have been dissecting the MIT-designed system for a few days now, and as one would probably guess, they have discovered some hidden gems within the code.
Some of the more interesting excerpts:
TRASHY LITTLE SUBROUTINES
A little Shakespeare:
# THE FOLLOWING QUOTATION IS PROVIDED THROUGH THE COURTESY OF THE AUTHORS.
# “IT WILL BE PROVED TO THY FACE THAT THOU HAST MEN ABOUT THEE THAT
# USUALLY TALK OF A NOUN AND A VERB, AND SUCH ABOMINABLE WORDS AS NO
# CHRISTIAN EAR CAN ENDURE TO HEAR.”