CHM Live on the Road | SpaceAge NightLife: The Space Race with Glenn Bugos & Frank O’Brien

Length: 00:47:17  |  Rating: 5.00  |  Views: 280

[Recorded April 5, 2018] On July 21st, 1969, 600 million people flocked to their televisions to watch the history-making moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. This was more than just a giant leap for mankind, it also marked an unprecedented technological feat made possible by computers, both human and machine. What role did computing play during the lunar missions? How did NASA scientists develop the technologies that got astronauts to the moon -- and back? During this conversation with Center for Software History Director David C. Brock, historian Glenn Bugos and Solar System Ambassador Frank O'Brien discuss the role of computing in Space Race history. The event was recorded at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for their weekly NightLife program. Lot number: X8570.2018 Catalog number: 102738769