The first firm to get an Apollo 11 contract is helping build NASA's Artemis software
An immense amount of work goes into programming the manual astronaut override for NASA's upcoming crewed Artemis missions.
As Pete Paceley, principal director of Civil and Commercial Space Systems at Draper, points out on a call with IE, "we don't want them to ever have to use manual control — but it's necessary from a safety standpoint."
It's this type of work and attention to the smaller — but vitally important — details that have arguably made Draper one of the unsung heroes of the space industry.
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