“Alarms Went off in the Spacecraft.” How IBM Computer Whizzes Saved Apollo 11

Homer Ahr never stepped foot on the Moon. But Ahr (pronounced “are”) along with thousands of his International Business Machines colleagues and on-the-ground partners in NASA, made their mark on history another way. They were the unsung computer whizzes responsible, on July 20, 1969, for helping Apollo 11’s astronauts touch down on the lunar surface—and […]