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chet
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From: Beverly Hills, Calif.
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posted 01-13-2005 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The New York Times: In Computer Years, Apollo Replica's an Antique
Some people climb mountains to achieve greatness. Some people try to win championship sports games. John Pultorak built a working replica of a 40-year-old computer.

Late last year, Mr. Pultorak, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., completed a four-year project, a reconstruction of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

The A.G.C. was onboard for many of the Apollo space missions from 1969 to 1972. It was the computer that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins used in the command and lunar modules during the Apollo 11 mission, which landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.

...Mr. Pultorak spent close to $3,000 and worked about 10 hours a week for four years, mostly in the evenings and on weekends. When it was finished, in October, he spent two months detailing his travails in documents that totaled over 1,000 pages, and he made them available at his Web site.

kennedyone
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From: Garrison Iowa 52229
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posted 07-12-2009 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kennedyone   Click Here to Email kennedyone     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone studied the Apollo Guidance Computer built at home by John Pultorak?

Obviousman
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posted 07-12-2009 12:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, never had the time. His plans are now located here.


ilbasso
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posted 07-12-2009 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only one way to find out if the software works properly. Do you think LCDR Scott Schneeweis has amassed enough LM hardware to build a working LM? Let's get it all together!

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