The Greatest Machine Ever Built pt2

1 min readJun 20, 2022


The Greatest Machine Ever Built pt2

The Greatest Machine Ever Built pt2the Greatest Machine Ever BuiltPart 2“Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969.”
— Michio KakuThat doesn’t mean they weren’t powerful.Apollo had 4 computers.
– Launch Computer
– Guidance Computer
– Lander Guidance Computer
– Lander Backup (abort) ComputerAt 90 lbs. this was the most compact computer

of its time.Launch Vehicle Digital ComputerLaunch Vehicle Digital ComputerThe IU The IU (instrumentation unit)(instrumentation unit)Fill in some text

21 ft wide

3 ft tall

2.2 tons

Controls the RocketApollo Guidance ComputerIt was about as powerful as an Apple II.These gave the Astronauts ‘flight’ control.So you see, these 4 computers were very powerful & did an amazing job.Here are some facts for you to think about.It took 350 people to design the software for

Apollo 11IBM designed & built most of the computer systems.The fastest computer today is

146 million

times faster.Your phone has over

one million times more memory.Computers flew most of the mission, not the astronauts.Thanks for viewing PT 2 of”the Greatest Machine Ever Built”A

Reverend Chris Web




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