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A History of MIT's Participation in the Guidance, Navigation and Control of the Apollo Spacecraft
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A History of MIT's Participation in the Guidance, Navigation and Control of the Apollo Spacecraft
Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Moon: A History of MIT's Participation in the Guidance, Navigation and Control of the Apollo Spacecraft

In the spring of 1961, President Kennedy announced that America would send astronauts to the moon and return them safely to earth. Exactly eleven weeks later MIT was chosen by NASA as the first prime contractor to supply the Guidance and Navigation System for the Apollo spacecrafts. Professor Battin was involved in this project, and gave the following lecture during MIT’s January term.