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Old 12-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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That sounds like fun!

NASA is really good at getting their money's worth. Our station (RPS in the Launch Control Center) had a mix of gear from all the way back before Apollo and the "latest and greatest." On the same day, I'd create data sets with punch-tape, punch-cards, removable platter drives, and up to the minute (for 1980) HP microcomputers. The telemetry stuff was definitely "museum" gear. Imagine inputting your computer's IP address with a patch panel and wires!



Yeah that's cool stuff, a lot of the old technology still works just fine, just not as fast or as much storage or memory. For what it was designed for it was state of the art at the time.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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Yeah that's cool stuff, a lot of the old technology still works just fine, just not as fast or as much storage or memory. For what it was designed for it was state of the art at the time.
Old technology? Dude, they use tubes in satellites.
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