WTF Fun Fact – NASA Sextant And Slide Rule

On NASA’s Gemini XII flight, the computer docking system failed and Buzz Aldrin (who did his doctoral thesis at MIT on line-of-sight orbital mechanics) successfully calculated the docking trajectory using a sextant and a slide rule. WTF Fun Facts

Source:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/gemini-xii-crew-masters-the-challenges-of-spacewalks

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