Apollo Moon Landing
MIT Instrumentation Lab
To walk on the moon, astronauts first had to get there. Under the guidance of MIT alum and faculty member Charles Stark Draper, the MIT Instrumentation Lab designed and developed the onboard guidance, navigation, and controls systems for both the Apollo command and lunar modules. The Apollo Guidance Computer served 15 manned flights, including 9 flights to the moon, 6 lunar landings, and 3 manned Skylab missions.