Computers in space: journeys with NASA
A gorgeous visual tour of computer technology used in space flight. The book shows how computers contribute to each phase of the preparation and launch of spacecraft. At each relevant point, the historical background of a specific device or technique is explained and compared to the use of computers in earth-based applications.
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Ready for Liftoff Using Computers to Preflight
Automated Launch Processeg for the Space Shuttle
Mission Control Centers
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aircraft airplane analog Apollo computer Apollo Guidance Computer Apollo program Apollo XI ascent astronauts attitude attitude-control avionics Backup Flight bits booster built checkout cockpit Command Computer Command Module components computer system Control Center control system core memory core rope countdown crew Deep Space Deep Space Network device display early Earth electronic engineers error failure firing room flight control fly-by-wire fuel functions Galileo Galileo probe Gemini computer Gemini spacecraft gram hardware instructions Jupiter Kennedy Space Center Lander landing language launch load lunar machine mainframe maneuvering Mariner Mars Mercury Mission Control monitor moon moving NASA NASA's navigation needed on-board computers operating orbit pilot planet probe problem processing processors puter re-entry redundancy rendezvous rocket Saturn Sequencer Shuttle's simulator Skylab Space Center space flight speed Subsystem switch tape telemetry tion vehicle Vehicle Assembly Building Viking Voyager word