1970
IBM computers in Houston assist flight controllers in the dramatic rescue of the Apollo 13 .

1971
IBM computers help guide the Apollo 14 and Apollo 15 Moon landings.

Photographs taken by Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars, are enhanced by IBM computers.

1972
Apollo 16 and Apollo 17, the final missions in the Moon-landing series, are supported by IBM personnel and products.

IBM's lunar orbital experiments team receives a NASA award for outstanding contributions to lunar science during Apollo 15.

IBM units for the Skylab 1973 mission are accepted by NASA.

1973
NASA awards IBM a contract to support the Apollo-Soyuz joint U.S.-Soviet space venture scheduled for 1975, as well as contracts to provide computers, displays and programs for NASA's Space Shuttle, scheduled for operation in the 1980's.

1974
IBM signs contract with NASA to develop a telemetry online processing system (TELOPS) that will accept satellite experiment data, process it, and store up to one trillion bits of information.

1975
A successful Apollo-Soyuz mission, supported by IBM equipment, concludes NASA's Apollo series of space flights.

1976
The Enterprise, the first vehicle in America's Space Shuttle program, makes its debut at Palmdale, California, carrying flight computers and special hardware built by IBM's Federal Systems Division.

1977
The first Space Shuttle vehicle successfully completes the approach and landing test phase, demonstrating onboard computers and programming provided by IBM's Federal Systems Division.

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