Apollo Capsule Guidance Controls

Celestial navigation involved taking readings with a sextant that were automatically fed into the Apollo Guidance Computer—the electronic equivalent of the almanacs and mathematical tables sailors once used.

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Celestial navigation involved taking readings with a sextant that were automatically fed into the Apollo Guidance Computer.
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Credit: Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Derivative work based on original from DraperCharles Stark Draper Laboratory Archives
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Celestial navigation involved taking readings with a sextant that were automatically fed into the Apollo Guidance Computer.