Way back in the Sixties
Computing still was new
NASA needed guidance and they knew just what to do.
Designed by Charles Draper,
And made at MIT,
Now everybody's crazy 'bout the AGC...
Lots and lots of mem'ry
In a nifty ferrite core
Integrated circuits that weren't sold in any store.
It was big and not too pretty
With only nineteen keys
But everyone was crazy 'bout the AGC.
When going for a landing
And on a lunar tour
There really was no program like that Program 64.
It could calculate re-entry
For splashdown in the sea
And everyone was crazy 'bout the AGC.
Wouldn't claim it's perfect
'Cos that would be no fun
Had a few alarms called 1202 and 1201.
It had some flight controllers
Named Granville, Jack and Steve
Who were nearly driven crazy by the AGC.
Apollo now has ended
With Saturns on the lawn
But history lives forever, which is why I sing this song.
To make it cost them millions
Download it now for free
And everyone at home can run the AGC.