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
2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – NASA Sextant And Slide Rule”
Because Buzz Aldrin was (and is) a freaking bada$$.
Old school is still school.
Trying to learn some Celestial navigation great fun fact thank you