Computer Science Facts

The Apollo Guidance Computer (ACG), which helped U.S. astronauts reach the moon in 1969, had 64kB of memory and a clock speed of 43kHz. This is millions of times less powerful than today's average smartphone.

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Early computers from the 1940s were so enormous, they had to be put into their own rooms.

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