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Photos: The computer programmers behind NASA's Apollo missions

Apollo command module mission simulator

The Apollo command module mission simulator at Manned Spacecraft Center, where Apollo astronauts practiced for their missions.

SEE: NASA's unsung heroes: The Apollo coders who put men on the moon (PDF download)

Image: NASA

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.