Space

Knitting to the Moon!

The software running Apollo’s guidance computers was literally woven by hand by “little old ladies.”

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Sources:
http://history.nasa.gov/computers/Ch2-5.html

http://www.apolloartifacts.com/2008/01/rope-memory-mod.html

http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/topics#exhibition

http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/253

http://drhart.ucoz.com/index/core_memory/0-123

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/space/the-rope-mother-margaret-hamilton/

https://books.google.com/books?id=KbIFcxOqKosC&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=transformer+function+core+rope+memory&source=bl&ots=VhQlylOn30&sig=VoYQPBc8iav5LApVQSa3CZzo88g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGrYTY8bfMAhVC7GMKHc7jDFoQ6AEIRTAG#v=onepage&q=transformer%20function%20core%20rope%20memory&f=false

http://freshspot.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/01/05/rope_memory.jpg
http://whatis.techtarget.com/reference/History-of-the-punch-card

Memory size discussion:
http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?100795-how-much-memory-did-the-apollo-spacecrafts-have

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