Dec 17th: The Apollo Guidance Computer


 Podcaster:  Host : Dr. Pamela Gay ; Guest :Frank O’Brien

Title: Hangoutathon: The Apollo Guidance Computer

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Description: Frank O’Brien, an Apollo era historian and Apollo guidance system expert is our guest for this episode. Frank O’Brien’s interest in the Apollo program began as a serious amateur historian. Around 1995 or so, he began performing research and writing essays for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and the Apollo Flight Journal. Much of this work centered on his primary interests, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and the Lunar Module. These Journals are generally considered the canonical online reference on the flights to the Moon. He was then asked to assist the curatorial staff in the creation of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Long Island, New York, where he helped prepare the Lunar Module simulator, an LM procedure trainer and an Apollo space suit for display. He regularly lectures on the Apollo computer and related topics to diverse groups, from NASA’s computer engineering conferences, the IEEE/ACM, computer festivals and university student groups.

Bio: Pamela Gay is a Project Director of Cosmoquest.

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