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The assembly code from Apollo 11 is now on GitHub

Margaret Hamilton, director of software engineering on Apollo 11, next to the printout of the code.

Margaret Hamilton, director of software engineering on Apollo 11, next to the printout of the code.

As found on Quartz.com via Slashdot.org, “the code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule.” The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) code has been available since 2003 after the first upload was made from scanned images. The¬†poor¬†state of the printouts left holes within the entire code when uploaded by MIT and efforts made by tech researcher, Ron Burkey. Burkey pieced together what he thought the holes could be based upon his engineering background (and later confirmed his patches were correct.)

For more on this topic plus a AGC simulator, check out this article from Quartz.com