November 1, 2016 – End of the Retrochallenge

Once again, I’ve failed to accomplish much during the month-long celebration of Retrocomputing.  My Apple ][ programs can simulate simple ballistic motion and orbital insertion, but fail miserably when trying to realistically simulate Earth Orbit or (an order of magnitude harder) a transfer from Earth orbit to lunar orbit.  I can safely say I’ve reached the limits of my own understanding, if not the capability of the Apple ][+!

Looking at the other entrants, I’m amazed (as always) at both the breadth and depth of retrocomputing as a hobby!  Good luck to the judges when it comes time to pick a winner!

-Paleoferrosaurus