#2. Open Lunar

Last edited on 2023-02-24 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. It has been over 50 years(!) since we were last on the Moon, and humans have not ventured beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) since. That is about to change. There is a growing effort by governments and private enterprise to build what is necessary to return humans to the Moon and establish a permanent presence. We need to learn from our history and prevent another 19th-century style colonial land grab and tiny clique of profiteers from emerging in the 21st. Open Lunar Foundation is exploring how to create policy, good governance, and commercial partnerships for a thriving commons on the Moon: https://www.openlunar.org/

  2. Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for the Command Module and Lunar Module on Apollo 11 is available in the public domain. The original assembly language code has been digitized from paper printouts. Feast your eyes on some Luminary099 BURN_BABY_BURN--MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE: https://github.com/chrislgarry/Apollo-11

  3. Virtual AGC Project is a treasure trove of resources concerning the onboard guidance computers used in Project Apollo. The highlight is Virtual AGC: a GPL-licensed emulator of the Apollo Guidance Computer capable of running original Apollo code, plus an assembler that can convert new code to executables for the AGC CPU! Pre-built VirtualBox images (running atop of Lubuntu 14.04) are available for download, or build it yourself with the complete source code with instructions provided: https://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/

Quote of the Week: "Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this Earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars." — H.G. Wells


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