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    "Sunburst and Luminary", Apollo software and navigation
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2018 Mar 7, 10:52 -0500
    While on the subject of NASA and navigation, retired software engineer Don Eyles, has just published his autobiographical account of the Apollo program.  Eyles wrote software for the Lunar Module and achieved his 15 minutes of fame during the Apollo 14 mission when the Abort switch began to malfuction, threatening the lunar landing.  Eyles was roused out of bed in the middle of the night and rushed to the laboratory to quickly code up a software patch to bypass the problem.  This was in the days that such software fixes were hand entered into memory, byte by byte.

    From what I have seen of the book it is both an in depth look at the technology of the day and the social atmosphere and team engineering culture of the times.  I think it covers the space navigation and control methods of that era.
    Don Seltzer

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