Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM Opinion

Don Eyles: Space Hacker

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
Apollo mission control

Credit: NASA

In the early hours of 5 February 1971, Don Eyles had a big problem: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell were orbiting the moon, preparing to land, but it looked like they were going to have to come home without putting so much as a single footprint on the surface. The only way to save the mission was for Eyles to hack his own software.

From IEEE Spectrum
View Full Article


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account