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The Wall Street Journal

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary: Guidance Computer Rebuild


Ever wonder about the computers which guided the Apollo moon landing 50 years ago today? One was unknowingly purchased in a Nasa garage sale by Texas resident Jimmie Loocke (purple polo.) I headed to Silicon Valley for The Wall Street Journal to photograph a group of amateur tech anthropologists as they began a two week at-home refurbishing project to get Loocke’s Apollo Guidance Computer (ACG) up and running.