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  1. granddad

    granddad Active Member

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  2. Little Ghostman

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    Only a woman could stretch out 4 pages of code into that lot!
     
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    But their "super computer" had way less memory than your "smart phone"

    And here she is getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom just last month.

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  5. Little Ghostman

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    I guess the medal process takes a bit of time over there! Or did they read the code first?
     
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    According to wiki AGC ( guidance computer ) software was written in assembly and stored in core memory.
     
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    I thought that the paper WAS the program... I though they used punched tape back in the 60's.... Assembly language for the system/3 surely wouldn't be that long... It only had 1k...
     
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    Ian, the code is only 1K, its a woman!! So 1K code and the rest is comments!! I expect there is shopping lists and all sorts in it :D.
     
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    The Apollo computer specs (from: http://history.nasa.gov/computers/Ch2-5.html):

    "... Fixed memory ... 36K words, and erasable memory had a final configuration of 2K words. ...".

    Actually, pretty impressive for its time. Pretty sure it cost a bazillion $USD...
     
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    If we got to the moon on that, how come we cant get to mars on a Iphone 6?
     
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    Well, you'd probably have a better chance with the iPhone, than a Windows anything.
     
  12. Little Ghostman

    Little Ghostman Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    With windows you would get half way there only to discover, you have to buy an app to get the other half of the map
     
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    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Nah, it would do upgrades just before landing. I saw a you tube clip of the weather forecast and when the switched to the computer showing the "weather", Windows was doing an upgrade.
     
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    A thought for the stack of code, primary code for system ops, core aspect, then for the possible emergency contingencies, to be functioned from ground control with craft operators in the event of possible problems.
     
  15. Little Ghostman

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    Like getting lost? And i bet 3/4 of it is based on landing, seeing as that is done in reverse ;).
     

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