The IBM 360/75

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The IBM System/360 Model 75 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (I haven't yet located a photo of Columbia's 360/75). The control room is reflected in the mirror used during tests of the IBM System/360 Model 75, one of four computers that controlled Apollo spacecraft tracking and communications. Goddard's flight network acquired voice and telemetry information as well as radar data through 17 tracking stations and four ships.

Photo and text from the IBM Photo Archive.

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Frank da Cruz / fdc@columbia.edu / Columbia University Computing History / Sep 2001