Apollo Guidance Computer (was History of Computing exam question)

From: Hans B Pufal <hansp_at_aconit.org>
Date: Sun Dec 2 00:20:52 2001

CLeyson_at_aol.com wrote:

> Found a java applet that simulates the DSKY (display and keyboard)
> http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Cockpit/1556/dsky.html
> As MIT designed the AGC's I bet they have all of the documentation
> filed away somewhere. Found some interesting documents at
> http://hrst.mit.edu/hrs/apollo/public/
> 1689.pdf - "Block II keyboard and dsiplay program (RETRED44)"
> Gives a Block II verb/noun list
> 1692.pdf - "AGC4 Memo #9 Block II Instructions"
> Block II Memory map and instruction set

Sourceforge as a semiactive project to write a simulator don't know if
the code cited above is pert of that or a different project.

Ther eis also a book about the computers used int he Apollo era. From a
previous (26 Sep 2001) post in cccmp by John Allan:

> re Eldon Hall's book "Journey to the Moon"

> BTW It is expensive but worth
> it, even if you like Only computers or only spaceflight. (but both?
> <g><g>)

> Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
> Date: 1996
> ISBN: 1-56347-185-X
> http://www.aiaa.org/store/storeproductdetail.cfm?ID=358

available from Amazon but url is too long to post ;-)

  -- hbp
Received on Sun Dec 02 2001 - 00:20:52 GMT

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