28 OCTOBER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
MARK SCHULMAN ON
COMPUTERS TO THE MOON
The crowd assembled.
Bill Roman fielded questions
Mark started his talk
The Redstone and Atlas were re-purposed ICBMs (nuclear warheads)
The Titan was also a re-purposed ICBM.
In space you have no feel for direction or movement. A computesr is essential.
The Saturn was the first engine actually designed for launching space vessels.
Little old ladies' sewing skills had the necessary dexterity.
Note the instruction "cheat sheet" below the DSKY.
Margaret was Director of Software Engineering at the MIT Lab.
The closest thing to a backup system was the Abort computer.