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Computers and the Space Program: An Overview

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Kraft, C.C. ; NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058, USA

Since the earliest days of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American space program has been dependent on the data processing industry. Without the computer, there would have been no space program and, likewise, without the space program the main technological forces driving the computer industry forward would have been missing.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 1 )