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How did NASA Steer the Saturn V?- Smarter Every Day 223

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Functional Requirements for the Launch Vechile Digital Computer
Launch Vehicle Digital Computer
Dr. von Braun (seated) examining a Saturn computer in the Astrionics Laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center
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IBM's page on the Saturn Guidance Computer
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  1. SmarterEveryDay


    4 måneder siden

    I would like to point out several things: 1. Luke Talley is awesome. 2. Every single frame of this video requires more memory storage than this memory module is capable of handling. Think about that. 3. On the second channel we talk about things like how they took into account gyroscopic precession with this bad boy. They also crashed this into the moon and used the signal as a way to figure out what the inside of the moon is like. It's a good video, you should consider watching it. ( ) 4. This is not the Apollo computer. This is the Saturn V computer. They're different. This steered the rocket. 5. People that support Smarter Every Day on Patreon are really cool and I like them a lot. ( )

    • Crusifix Jesus

      Crusifix Jesus

      Måned siden

      i try

    • StrangeCalibur


      2 måneder siden

      Wait, theres a second channel?!!!!!

    • John Kiltoff

      John Kiltoff

      2 måneder siden

      Rishi Ramraj m

    • John Kiltoff

      John Kiltoff

      2 måneder siden

      UserName117 xcssw

  2. Robbie Goldman

    Robbie Goldman

    13 timer siden

    Linus, the heck are you doin here ?

  3. just teme

    just teme

    14 timer siden

    really fun and informative video thank you for making it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    18 timer siden

    This always be mind blowing to watch..

  5. king james488

    king james488

    18 timer siden

    when debugging a computer literally meant picking bugs out of a cabinet the size of a car...

  6. Jared


    Dag siden

    Don't stop ending with scripture

  7. Hayden Beddow

    Hayden Beddow

    Dag siden


  8. Submersed24


    Dag siden

    There needs to be more linus and Smarter every day... its like when jimmy neutron and timmy turner had that joint episode.

  9. H2Dwoat


    Dag siden

    Hi, I remember when I was a child having a Casio calculator watch. I had a teacher tell me that it had many times the memory and I think computing power of the computer that took space ships to the moon. I can remember trying to imagine how that could be, now I understand 🤓.

  10. Jayant Rao

    Jayant Rao

    Dag siden

    well thats a scientisst

  11. GlaDi02


    2 dager siden

    Linus just realized that he and all "nerds" these days, are not nerds at all.

  12. One Life

    One Life

    2 dager siden

    He talks like an american from ww2.I LOVE OLD PEOPLE.

  13. HolzstockG


    3 dager siden

    I would like to be a close friend to Luke to get all the knowledge he has

  14. diddlydankmemes


    3 dager siden

    uses a SSD

  15. John McVey

    John McVey

    4 dager siden

    This video showed us how computers were put together in the 60's, but it never explained how the data was delivered to the programmer and it never answered the question that is in the title of the video, how did NASA steer the Saturn V? A car driver uses his inbuilt human perspective to determine the speed of the car and looking ahead determines the direction he wishes the car to take, so he turns the steering wheels which turn the car wheels to take the car in the appropriate direction. So what components were used to change the direction of the rocket and how did the rocket get thrust while moving in a vacuum?

  16. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter

    4 dager siden

    So, I guess my only questions would be: a) What kind of over-clocks did NASA achieve on that thing... & b) Undoubtedly most important... could it run Crysis

  17. Saar Z

    Saar Z

    4 dager siden

    It didn't steer it because because the moon landing was staged

  18. Trev0r98


    5 dager siden

    This whole video could have been made even better, were it not for the presence of the smirking, coy and elitist Linus Sebastian.

  19. Mohammad M

    Mohammad M

    5 dager siden

    I wish there was a dislike button for advertisements.

  20. Coleção Nintendo

    Coleção Nintendo

    5 dager siden

    Dome, earth plane, ah stupid peoples!

  21. lib xo

    lib xo

    5 dager siden

    I am pretty sure linus understood nothing

  22. iamthe1234567890


    5 dager siden

    because it was faked in a movie studio. people can't see by eye if it's shot out of the atmosphere and goes the wrong way.

  23. Mathias Houlberg

    Mathias Houlberg

    5 dager siden

    ok boomer

  24. joblagz


    6 dager siden

    idk why im not subscribed in this channel. ive seen your channel more than a decade ago with the chicken and the video with ruperts glass.

  25. Cryptic Tundra

    Cryptic Tundra

    6 dager siden

    Send it to Elon.

  26. Mini tomate

    Mini tomate

    6 dager siden

    There's only 3 things that gives me anxiety in this world: 1. Not having enough storage. 2. Having the patience to make a memory module. 3. Linus holding the memory module.

  27. Hamlet0727


    6 dager siden

    dr.stone when?

  28. R Ξ Ẏ N

    R Ξ Ẏ N

    7 dager siden

    linus will drop it ^^

  29. Freeload 360

    Freeload 360

    7 dager siden

    I still cant believe that the phone that im holding right now has 64 gibs of storage and it is SLIM

  30. kalexander777


    7 dager siden

    Like that he still recalls how his logic was programmed into those magnetic chips. A good programmer never forgets what they build!

  31. Bassem B.

    Bassem B.

    7 dager siden

    5:55 I just love - love - when museums employ (or bring on as volunteers) people who were directly involved with a museum's subject matter. I recently visited the US again, this time LA and Sand Diego. I visited the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and had the chance to speak with paleontologists and conservationists firsthand about their work. I visited the LA Science Centre, where the Endeavour space shuttle now resides, and spoke at length with an attendant about the shuttle's operation, spaceLAB, and the privatisation of space programs. Most memorably, I visited the USS Midway and had the privilege and the pleasure to listen to and speak with many, many retired pilots and operators about the various jet fighters on the carriers as well as the procedure of getting fighters up in the air and back down safely. It was incredible. having these people making themselves available, happy to come every day and speak about their experiences, was so enriching.

  32. Anand Kumar

    Anand Kumar

    8 dager siden

    Nice to see "Linux tech tips" With "Smart every day"

  33. PSYCHO


    8 dager siden


  34. Luidi Lombardi

    Luidi Lombardi

    8 dager siden


  35. benas b

    benas b

    8 dager siden

    Here we go again

  36. White Sheep

    White Sheep

    8 dager siden

    Can anyone do me a favour and explain what they say in a simple way? I have try to pause and do research but still have no idea what they are talking about lol.

  37. Chaos Miner

    Chaos Miner

    8 dager siden

    Im not buying it

  38. Snort Memes

    Snort Memes

    9 dager siden

    Never would I have thought I would hear a NASA Engineer/Scientist with a hillbilly accent

  39. DaftPunk67


    9 dager siden

    it makes sense that a woman wove those rings on the memory modules, cause there is no way a man would have that sort of patience

  40. The titan onsters

    The titan onsters

    9 dager siden

    and I regret not getting an A grade in physics or chemistry in my last exam but now I know how it used to be and what it takes to be there now.