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CW@50 - 24 July 1969: The Moon machines Part 2

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The Univac 1108 complex at NASA’s manned spacecraft centre at Houston handles data on such essential details as how much power, oxygen and other consumables remain in the spacecraft. Also, using data fed in via a 418, which acts as a communications processor, these machines compute the effect of wind forces during launch and re-entry.

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