Posted by Tyler Muth on February 27, 2009
I watched the Discovery Science series “Moon Machines” a few weeks ago, as I’m pretty much obsessed with all things space or flying. In the “Navigation Computer” episode, there was a section about the memory they used for the Apollo machines that I found fascinating. They actually sent their programs off to a factory to have them woven into a “rope” of 1’s and 0’s!!! This makes punch-cards look convenient.
Check out the video on YouTube from about 3:00 to 6:00 min: