Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2016 23:55 UTC, submitted by arsipaani
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From Engadget:

The source code for Apollo 11's guidance computer has been available for a while (Google hosted it several years ago, for instance), but would you know how to find it or search through it? As of this week, it's almost ridiculously easy. Former NASA intern Chris Garry has posted the entire Apollo Guidance Computer source code on GitHub, giving you a good peek at the software that took NASA to the Moon. As Reddit users point out, it's clear that the developers had a mighty sense of humor -- line 666 of the lunar landing turns up a "numero mysterioso," and there's even a reference to radio DJ Magnificent Montague's classic "burn, baby, burn."

Yes, it's been available for a while, but any moment to reflect on one of man's greatest technological achievements is a moment worth savouring.

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Seen this code before.
by cjcox on Wed 13th Jul 2016 15:03 UTC
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2006-12-21

Pretty sure exact same code was used for a key Russian communications satellite.

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RE: Seen this code before.
by nicholasj on Wed 13th Jul 2016 20:35 in reply to "Seen this code before."
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2008-12-10

Only Clint and Donald can save us.

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RE: Seen this code before.
by dionicio on Thu 14th Jul 2016 14:22 in reply to "Seen this code before."
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2006-07-12

Don't know how willing where reds on 'imitating' blues. From what at the time came to be known, They actually tried to 'differ' -as a kind of doctrine, down to the light bulbs sockets.

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