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segopalm
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posted 11-01-2017 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for segopalm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
IEEE Spectrum has a short article about "Software as hardware: Apollo's rope memory." Brought back some memories...
During the missions themselves, rope memory served as the Apollo Guidance Computer’s “fixed memory,” containing the navigation and guidance software that, in 1969, landed humans on the moon for the first time. Factory workers, usually women, painstakingly encoded each bit of information by hand.

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posted 11-10-2017 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You mean like this -

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-10-2017 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Little old ladies" looked younger back then...

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