13 Minutes to the Moon

The computer that got us to the moon. The size of a briefcase, there had never been anything like it. Apollo 11 was “the first time software ran on the moon”. This is the story of the world’s first digital portable general purpose computer. The work of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, helped give rise to the digital age. With Kevin Fong.

Starring:

Ramon Alonso

Elaine Denniston

Charlie Duke

Don Eyles

Eldon Hall

Margaret Hamilton

Dan Lickly

Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music

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