Apollo Guidance Computer Activities

AGC - Project Staff

Project Staff

Dr. David A. Mindell is principal investigator on the project. He is Dibner Associate Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at MIT. He has just completed a book on the history of control systems from World War I through the end of World War II. The Apollo Guidance Computer is a sort of historical sequel to that project as it linked human interface, manufacturing, and the history of computing with larger themes in the history of technology.

Dr. Slava Gerovitch is a collaborator on the project.  Dr Gerovitch's main interest is in the history of Russian space programs, lending a welcome comparative element to the project.  He is also integrally involved in the American side of things, organising conferences and editing trasnscripts.

Alexander Brown is a 2nd-year grad student in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. He has continued to collect and add documents and images to this site, organised participant conferences and edited the transcripts now available on the site.

Shane Hamilton is a 3rd-year grad student in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. He built the first version of the site, and contributed some of the writing you see here.

May Maffei is administrative and research assistant on the project.

Advisory Board

  • David A. Mindell, Principal Investigator, MIT. 
  • Alex Roland (Duke University)
  • Eldon Hall (Draper Labs, ret.)
  • John Tylko (MIT Alumnus)
  • Robert Seamans (MIT Aero/Astro)

site last updated 12-08-2002 by Alexander Brown