Apollo’s 50th anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous technological challenges required to get to the Moon and to celebrate the engineers who overcame them. Apollo required bold engineering decisions. When Eldon Hall was faced with the challenge of building Apollo’s guidance computer, he recommended using newly developed integrated circuits from startup company Fairchild Semiconductor for the computer’s logic. NASA concurred in late 1962, leading ...


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