13 Minutes to the Moon
Ep.05 The fourth astronaut
Sunday, 9 June
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.
Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music