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


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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   3 weeks back

    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. ( )

    • I Will Steal All Ur Cookies
      I Will Steal All Ur Cookies  5 days back

      I support you give me a heart

    • SourGreenApple grape
      SourGreenApple grape  5 days back

      I really want to know all about the rubics cube

    • Aaron Vandagriff
      Aaron Vandagriff  6 days back

      Hey I have a question that you can help me figure out. Why is it when your driving down the road you look out in front of you the road is black but in the mirrors the road is grey. It also work backwards too.

    • Flearther McPlane
      Flearther McPlane  6 days back

      @Unknown Infamous
      "Enjoy your new reality" is a common close for me. It's not necessarily a put down, rather another way to say, "wake up".
      The truth of our reality is resisted with combative disregard and insult. It's easy to get lost in the war against information. With space being abundantly propagated on tv, I am irritated almost all day. So yes! It is personal!

  • Zoes Dada
    Zoes Dada  1 hours back

    God I hate millennials.

    • sasilik
      sasilik  5 hours back

      Its nostalgic. I have some of these ferro-ring memory nets without frames.

      • Lard British
        Lard British  7 hours back

        Hey Destin. Any chance you could make a transparent heatpipe video. The technology that's so ubiquitous in today's electronics to manage heat dissipation. There are are animations you can find online, but I think it would be neat to see one working in real life. You could make one from glass, and use some type of ink for the fluid. Glass can handle the temperatures involved, and hold a vacuum.

        Just a thought.

        • Finlay Smith
          Finlay Smith  9 hours back

          hey Destin, could you do a video on the science of popcorn popping; i'm very intrigued by it 🤔

          • Subhash Kumar
            Subhash Kumar  12 hours back

            Can't even explain what you guys do providing this precious monument named knowledge free of cost

            • Afthab Hussain
              Afthab Hussain  14 hours back

              To bad America doesn't make those stuff anymore

              • Jammy
                Jammy  20 hours back

                Don't Give that to linus

                • James Armes
                  James Armes  23 hours back

                  Ok, SLIGHTLY off topic, I just realized that you have Ripacheep on your closing screen. Great video, and this is SUPER cool to see someone who literally did the programming for this huge rocket. And to think our home computers are a result of this basic, yet essential (and cool) piece of a computer that was truly a functional work of art.

                  • John Farris
                    John Farris  1 days back

                    The 5th kind - Rise of the machines

                    • Paul D
                      Paul D  1 days back

                      what's with the tunnel echo sound from time to time

                      • Kojak
                        Kojak  1 days back

                        Let's face it - people are idiots nowadays

                        • Avik Bhattacharya
                          Avik Bhattacharya  2 days back

                          Well Justin .. only one request .. keep doing such videos .. <3

                          • Rv4 Guy
                            Rv4 Guy  2 days back

                            Is it tech or is it art?

                            • Rv4 Guy
                              Rv4 Guy  2 days back

                              So the flightpath was hardwired in. So you would have to launch in a specific window and if you didn't then the programmed flight path wouldn't work and you would need to redo that memory. Or was the flightpath generic enough? Fascinating. Way smaller memory module than the AGC. I wonder why the AGC didn't use the same memory module? Amazing to hear it from a guy who was there.

                              • STORMSTOOKER
                                STORMSTOOKER  2 days back

                                TOTAL B.S TOTAL B.S TOTAL B.S TOTAL B.S TOTAL B.S

                              • KevinDC5
                                KevinDC5  2 days back

                                DeRiften DeRiften You’re spot on! I find a certain satisfaction in listening and trying to comprehend these incredible feats. It just reinforces the fact that Apollo deniers have absolutely no clue what it took to get to the moon. It’s easier for their small ignorant minds to just say it’s impossible, but why would all this work be put into something that “isn’t real”
                                Guys like Luke are on such a high level of genius, that simple minds cannot fathom the incredible complexity of such systems. It’s just easier to close your mind and deny the truth.

                                • Ze Max
                                  Ze Max  2 days back

                                  linus like >> can we game on this thing ????????

                                  • bran rand
                                    bran rand  2 days back

                                    Hey destin i have a question. Its about clapping... yes regular clapping of your hands. what makes the sound, and why does it hurt if you clap so hard, and why does it leaves your hands warm. ive heard the whole you would need to slap a frozen chicken so many time to cook it but could it be true theoretically. also just a personal question is it a implosive for or a explosive for that causes pain, bc of the imploding of air particles then the explosive particles to make the sound. its just a weird thing to think of at this hour but i tried to kill a gnat and missed and hurt my hands by the lack of control and hurt my palms bc of the force of the clap trying to out smart a gnat with force. love all your stuff bud but just kinda curious

                                    • Rombout Versluijs
                                      Rombout Versluijs  2 days back

                                      PS linus would never be taken by NASA hahaha he drops to much stuff

                                      • Rombout Versluijs
                                        Rombout Versluijs  8 hours back

                                        @James Goner hhahah go check some of his vids. Whenever there is something valuable or delicate.... bang...

                                      • James Goner
                                        James Goner  16 hours back

                                        lol, you guys won't stop, will you?

                                    • Rombout Versluijs
                                      Rombout Versluijs  2 days back

                                      hahahah duh ofcourse he knwos his stuff, he worked on it :)

                                      • freakyflow
                                        freakyflow  2 days back

                                        This week on Linus Tech tips 64 Bit ---IBM--- Homemade Pi Vs Raspberry Pi 3 On sale now on the link below

                                        • psyleidoscope
                                          psyleidoscope  2 days back

                                          "How did NASA Steer the Saturn V?" with x, y, z coordinates imputed manually on a gantry crane in the hollywood soundstage. duh.

                                          • James Goner
                                            James Goner  16 hours back

                                            I used to actually think moon landing was a hoax. Not after watching this video.

                                        • Audi_ophile
                                          Audi_ophile  2 days back

                                          7:09 we should all strive to be with someone who looks at us the same way that Linus looks at a rocket computer engineer.

                                          • pasoundman
                                            pasoundman  2 days back

                                            You say "in the 60s they had just about started building digital computers". WRONG ! Try the 40s. LEARN THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING YOU MORON.

                                            • Kevin Allen
                                              Kevin Allen  2 days back

                                              I know this is way off topic buuuutttt. Have you thought about letting a snowmobiler ride your backwards bike? We counter steer all the time! My mind went laminar when I thought of it! :)

                                              • Evan Stewart
                                                Evan Stewart  2 days back

                                                So where is the video of these women weaving these things? I would love to see that.

                                                • James Funk
                                                  James Funk  2 days back

                                                  5:09 "They're comparing the output, making sure they get the same answer." What would cause them to get different answers?

                                                  (By the way, how big was a word on those computers?)

                                                  • Tom Vyse
                                                    Tom Vyse  2 days back

                                                    Destin, PLEASE have that wart burned off of your lower lip. I find it very distracting.

                                                    • suraj singha
                                                      suraj singha  3 days back

                                                      My mind is just blown to a billion pieces.. 😱😱

                                                      • Aleksandar Grozdanoski

                                                        Thank you for this video. I've always wondered how someone like Linus would react to the Apollo's woven computer.

                                                        • Gabe Adkins-Lamb
                                                          Gabe Adkins-Lamb  3 days back

                                                          SmarterEveryDay Is that Reepicheep at the end of the video!? Also, great verse

                                                          • James Armes
                                                            James Armes  22 hours back

                                                            It is, I recognized him too....

                                                        • Mike Propp
                                                          Mike Propp  3 days back

                                                          Hey, Destin! My family runs an orphanage in Asia; we're in America every three or four years. My Mom lives in Dayton, TN, and after watching this my sons (ages 9 and 13) want us to add a trip to Huntsville to see the rockets. We use your channel as part of our home schooling, so thank you for that.

                                                          If we're on the road from Dallas going to TN, can you recommend any other educational stops in the area?

                                                          Thank you!

                                                          • Philip Berry
                                                            Philip Berry  3 days back

                                                            As a former IBM engineer who worked on these core memories in the UK I was told that the ladies who wove the doughnut memories as we called them were Taiwanese Fisher women who had the skills of making their very fine fishing nets.

                                                            • butch blakesley
                                                              butch blakesley  3 days back

                                                              as usual about 20 percent right Morty

                                                              • No Name
                                                                No Name  3 days back

                                                                They don't make us RF engineers anymore now they make card swappers

                                                                • Harry Virk
                                                                  Harry Virk  4 days back

                                                                  hi ..... I have question in my mind, if we rotate a coil in magnetic field it induces current or vice versa, so can we charge a mobile phones having wireless charging by rotating a magnet near to the coil. Can u make a video on this experiment.

                                                                  • Sean Cronen
                                                                    Sean Cronen  4 days back

                                                                    Trigger Warning: Heavily Phased Audio

                                                                    • GoodFodder
                                                                      GoodFodder  4 days back

                                                                      one wonders how the thing ever managed to get off the ground

                                                                      • Jerry Rude
                                                                        Jerry Rude  4 days back

                                                                        Hey, Smarter Every Day! I was wondering how exactly a water softener works. I know what hard and soft water is and I know that you dump salt into the softener every month or so, but what is going on here!?!? Thanks!

                                                                        • Neill Barry
                                                                          Neill Barry  4 days back

                                                                          This is awesome intergenerational geekery and I love it!

                                                                          • Randy Salber
                                                                            Randy Salber  4 days back

                                                                            I am stunned

                                                                            • Mark -
                                                                              Mark -  4 days back

                                                                              The more one learns about the dawn of computers, the more in awe one is of the men who created them.

                                                                              • Mahavir Bhakta
                                                                                Mahavir Bhakta  4 days back

                                                                                I lost it when the camera panned to the diagram to show that depending on how the rings were magnetized it represented on and off for the bit. I just ***king lost it.

                                                                                • ZAHID ALI ZAFAR
                                                                                  ZAHID ALI ZAFAR  4 days back

                                                                                  Man, I just love your videos. A lot to learn and ponder

                                                                                  • ledniz
                                                                                    ledniz  4 days back

                                                                                    Thanks, this was fascinating.

                                                                                    • Luke Nobody
                                                                                      Luke Nobody  4 days back

                                                                                      I hope you're my dad.

                                                                                      • Sean
                                                                                        Sean  4 days back

                                                                                        I dont think I've ever seen Linus act more humble