Could your IPhone get you to the Moon?

In 1969, Apollo 11 landed the Eagle capsule on the moon, along with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins had to stay in Apollo 11 while the other two made the last part of the epic journey. Then Apollo 11 brought all three astronauts safely back to earth.

That was only about 7 years after transistors started replacing thermionic tubes.

The information presented here is from various Google searches.

Here’s a comparison between the Apollo 11 computer and your IPhone.

So yes, things have changed a bit over the last 53 years of computing, but the amazing thing is that the tiny (in terms of capacity), dreadfully slow, Apollo 11 computer actually did the job.


Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>