Apollo Guidance Computer logic module (prototype)

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Date Introduced
1960 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 21/2 in x 25 in x 14 in
Manufacturer
Raytheon Company
Credit Line
Gift of Eldon Hall
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Lexington, MA, US
Object ID
102691921; 102691923
Speed
~20us/add
Memory Type
Core
Memory Size
2K words RAM/36K words ROM
Memory Width
16-bit

The Apollo Command Module and Lunar Excursion Module each used an AGC to monitor, steer and communicate with the guidance system. Software engineering practices were extremely strict to avoid bugs.