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

U.S. Space & Rocket Center,_Alabama

IBM's page on the Saturn Guidance Computer

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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. ( )

5 months ago

@Sean Hicks Flat-Earthers like myself are laughing at you brainwashed globe believers getting destroyed in the comments by facts and logic. Let me add another irrefutable fact, long distance photography proves Earth to be a flat plane, because curvature of an alleged sphere is never witnessed anywhere obstructing the line of sight to distant objects miles and miles away, where at this distance these still visible objects should be entirely or at least partially hidden from view below the horizon line, yet there they always are to be seen as is only possible on a flat plane. Choke on the Truth

2 weeks ago

@Flearther McPlane Keep trying, we are enjoying the laughs.

2 weeks ago

@Sean Hicks
Did you know water always finds its level?
Did you know know water never takes the shape of its container at the surface?
Except for on a ball Earth for no real reason, except magic...
I'm truly amazed you know one thing about water. It is in fact wet.. Great job!

2 weeks ago

He looks like a idiot with those earrings!

2 hours ago

you actually allowed him to hold that piece of history in his hands? :D I guess, you never heard about him dropping things :D

5 hours ago

i love camp Rocket SAturn V.... when i heard CAMP at USA... my desire is become stifler american pie... oh im sorry im from indonesia i love american pie movie...

6 hours ago

Linus needs to learn how to listen.

7 hours ago


7 hours ago

I would be the happiest person ever if I could work there. Dreaming about going to the states to see all that mighty technology.

14 hours ago

What is jack gyllenhaal doing in rocket museum

17 hours ago

I was just waiting for Linus to drop that memory module the whole time...
The man who worked on that system would've cried

22 hours ago

the right questions to ask is how did you lie to everyone about the moon landing

1 day ago


11 hours ago

That memory module has 14Kilobytes, a nes cartige has 40 Kilobytes, and they managed to run a spaceshup with almost 4 time less memory than smb

1 day ago

When they gave Linus the memory module I was expecting him to drop it ;)

1 day ago

Just remember when the original Gameboy came out in the late 80s that had more computing power than the Saturn V did oh I think it had more computing power than the Apollo ships as well

1 day ago

came here for linus ma boi

1 day ago

3:11 nice

2 days ago

That Linus guy should have his own youtube channel.

2 days ago

was anyone else afraid lunis was gonna drop it

3 days ago

2:21 Quick bits brought to you by...

3 days ago

Why wouldn’t they encase the memory array in resin or potting compound. Is there some reason behind it?

3 days ago

computer nerd, and electronics nerd are two different things smarter everyday

3 days ago

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3 days ago

No they didn't

4 days ago

what a fish story ... more fake moon landing propaganda

4 days ago

lol prove it.

11 hours ago

Linus became an alien in the second half audio.

4 days ago

Linus that is not your best picture

4 days ago

NASA biggest bullshiters for public

5 days ago

0:18 what is really cool here is that .....

what all the tards tought
U cAn MaRrY uR FAmiLy

5 days ago

So if one computer has more memory and processing power than the Saturn V computer, this means that one of our PC can steer a rocket..?
Thats amazing!
Knowing we have a rocket steering equipment each in our house.

And oh oh our mobile phones have more memory and processing power too, so we are basically walking around with a device that can steer rocket..?

That's just mind blowing!

5 days ago


6 days ago

But can it run Minecraft

6 days ago