Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

The first version of the Shuttle flight software had two serious problems: it couldn’t fit in the computer, and it ran way too slow. IBM was two years into the contract and basically nothing worked. All hell broke loose.

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