167 – The Apollo Guidance Computer

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Guest: Frank O’Brien    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert

This episode is a mix between computer architecture, programming and (historic) space flight. We cover the ins and outs of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Our guest ist Frank O’Brien, who wrote an incredibly detailed book about this machine. In the episode we cover the hardware architecture, the instruction set, the various layers (native, executive and interpreter) as well as some mission programs.