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The successful completion of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) in July 1975 marked the end of NASA's Saturn program and the closing of a period in which the interaction between man and technology has contributed to some of the most spectacular achievements in modem history. It would be difficult to attach a figure of merit to the contribution of digital data processing to the total space program; however, there is no doubt that its role was significant over a broad spectrum of activities.
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