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On July 20, 2019, we complete fifty years since humans officially landed on the moon for the first time in 1969. The Apollo 11 mission was a major challenge for NASA to build a computer small enough to fit onboard a spacecraft. NASA hired people from different organizations such as Boeing, North American Aviation, McDonnell Douglass, Grumman Corporation, MIT to work on a nationwide project called The Apollo Program. NASA also had to defy the popular notion that computers weren’t reliable. Back then, computers had a bad reputation as they broke down every few hours.