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A fascinating read about the incredible capabilities of the Apollo software is _Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight Paperback_ by David A. Mindell.

Those craft were quite likely capable of a _lot_ more than they were ever allowed to do by the astronauts - though I guess we'll never know!

Seconding the recommendation! I read it last winter and was the most enjoyable / interesting read I've had in years.

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