(Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (The MIT Press)) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ David A. Mindell
Basically can t finish *the book not 100% sure why it was even written This book was a great read from cover to cover * book not 100% sure why it was even written This book was a great read from cover to cover provides great insight into the apollo program from the viewpoint of pilots and engineers I started reading this book after hearing about it from fellow engineer He suggested it as it paralleled the challenges we face of developing new technologies in parallel to the product development process I highly recommend this book to those interested in the apollo program or those who enjoy a good story behind developing technology starting with the X 15 As soon as flight controls started to be electronically enhanced a tension between pilots and automatic control systems developed I m only a small way into the book but it seems to be pulling the "Politics Behind Getting The Space Program Funded "behind getting the space program funded Famous moment as a starting point for an exploration of the relationship between humans and computers in the Apollo program In each of the six Apollo landings the astronaut in command seized control from the computer and landed with his hand on the stick Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer From the early days of aviation through the birth of spaceflight
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"relevant today with "today with driving cars 737 Max etc I am very interested in the history of the apollo missions and the computer systems that enabled them to land on the moon This book is in two halfs the first is focused on the astronauts and the pre apollo planes and training The second half focuses on the computing and technology sef Bought this book to learn about the Apollo missions "computer to try and nderstand how it all works This book is "to try and nderstand how it all works This book is to do with the Apollo digital computer All a bit misleading If you want to know how man and computer work in fight the this might be
For You But If You Are Interestedyou But if you are interested the Apollo space missions then I don t think this is the book I also found it to be very boring I ve. How human pilots and automated systems worked together to achieve the Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, ultimate in flightthe lunar landings of NASA's Apollo programAs Apollo 11's Lunar Module descended toward the moonnder automatic control a program alarm in the guidance computer's software nearly caused a mission abort Neil Armstrong responded by switching off the automatic mode and taking direct control He stopped monitoring the computer and began flying the spacecraft relying on skill to land it and earning praise for a triumph of human over machine In Digital Apollo engineer historian David Mindell takes this.