The Computer that Controlled the Saturn V (Behind the Scenes ft Linus Tech Tips) - Smarter Every Day

7-Avg, 2019
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Functional Requirements for the Launch Vechile Digital 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. This is not the Apollo computer. This is the Saturn V computer. They're different. This steered the rocket. 4. People that support Smarter Every Day on Patreon are make all this happen. If you're watching this second channel video I realize that you're more likely to consider becoming a patron... therefore I will now provide a link in hopes that you consider it. ( )

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      Fabián ButticeFabián Buttice20 soat oldin
    • I found your channel by accident, I didn't want to like it I thought it sounded😪🤓😔boring! However after watching you and your bud in action for 10 minutes I was glued! I found it really interesting, so in the end nice doc!

      Adoid PeaAdoid PeaKun oldin
    • Come a long way

      Johnny GizmoJohnny Gizmo11 kun oldin
    • Ye

      Progamer 10191Progamer 1019114 kun oldin
    • Mom got me the Revell Apollo Saturn V model in the 1960s. I hope its in the house somewhere...

      Michael R MURPHY MURPHYMichael R MURPHY MURPHY15 kun oldin
  • thats 44 mins . no 30 min video .. just hearing linus say got it over ang over again made my day

    Francis Martin GalarioFrancis Martin Galario5 soat oldin
  • WOW! When I was a kid I remember my Uncle had these huge ceramic backup disks for his companies DEC VAX mainframe computer. This reminded me of the really old days. Thanks! I mean it! They were huge!

    T. L.T. L.7 soat oldin
  • Dustin- “Can you tell me what that does???” Luke Talley- 0110110100110101010 0101001011110101001 1010010101010101010 “This plugs in to that board.”

    Ryan JohnsonRyan Johnson8 soat oldin
  • What's this worth? I don't know you'd have to go to Antiques Road Show

    maxcap60maxcap609 soat oldin
  • I really like the content, but the guy holding the camera needs to stop moving around so much. I watch at 1.5x speed and the swinging movements are distracting.

    Nature GeekNature Geek16 soat oldin
  • Linux guy looks dumb in here.

    Ilido Almeida ShowIlido Almeida Show17 soat oldin
  • "don't touch it" Immediately starts inspecting for a place to touch it...and touches it. "I thought that part was ok to touch" 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Umm...😳🤪🤯😵

    You Don't Know As Much As You Think You DoYou Don't Know As Much As You Think You Do19 soat oldin
  • Luke Talley seems like he'd be one of the greatest people on earth to share some whiskey with and just listen quietly

    DonzeDonze20 soat oldin
  • Should've named the channel "smarter every other day"

    Bennybull99Bennybull9923 soat oldin
  • Lol. Such rubbish

    Harry PotheadHarry PotheadKun oldin
  • This is the sort of thing people should have to pay to watch. Absolutely brilliant content.

    Hrishav DasHrishav DasKun oldin
  • This guy is the best :D

    Mords 1Mords 1Kun oldin
  • I've been building computers, both for myself and others, for 20 years. The idea that even my very first PC, as primitive as it was by today's standards, was hundreds of times more capable than the computer that IBM built for the Saturn V is nothing short of staggering. Thanks, Destin. I got a little smarter today.

    Void304Void304Kun oldin
  • I love how lukes mind is razor sharp.

    Fusion DeveloperFusion DeveloperKun oldin
  • 24:56 gave me a lot of anxiety. I also have very dry sore eyes from not blinking.

    Fusion DeveloperFusion DeveloperKun oldin
  • I'm 41 years old and I have been learning auto-diadacticly for a lot of those years. Never quit learning... If you go a day without learning something then why?

    Species 8472Species 8472Kun oldin
  • You kinda look like mark Sargent haha

    BVIMOBVIMOKun oldin
  • "hm. That wasn't the problem after all" fantastic

    James GoodmanJames Goodman2 kun oldin
  • LOL if you want to talk to an American who understands grams to ounces just ask a pot head. lol. Every gram really did matter. An ounce is a whole lot bigger than a gram (28 grams to an ounce if I remember my conversion right)

    John FleshmanJohn Fleshman2 kun oldin
  • I’m currently a computer science major and thus understand the electrical and electronic component but for a long time I wanted to be an astrophysicist and thus I understand the rocket science to an extent but still the amount I don’t know yet astounds me

    Luis GarciaLuis Garcia2 kun oldin
  • Got it!

    Anthony TecchioAnthony Tecchio2 kun oldin
  • 112kb? So you can fit the data on that computer into a PS1 memory card.

    Steven VictoriaSteven Victoria2 kun oldin
  • In those days "core memory" bits were threaded overseas by dexterous young girls at what the Ampex company called the "Hong Kong Core House".

    Thomas LeeThomas Lee2 kun oldin
  • This may never be read, two years later, but I am going to try. I train project/program management principles and practices to engineering teams on aerospace and defense programs (space craft, rocket engines, satellites, fighter jets, jet engines, yada, yada, yada)--Rockwell, Boeing, Lockheed, Rocketdyne, Pratt & Whitney, Aerojet, and the like. Every 10-20 years we have to train up a new generation. I've run across guys like this every so often (he is off the charts, however) that share amazing bits of knowledge about how things were done. and how we got to where we are today. So much of what we teach today comes out the Systems Engineering thought process that came out of these amazing, well, systems--I think. I was in absolute awe. My question goes something like this--this was so freaking complex, I can't imagine starting from scratch--how much of what was ultimately accomplished on the Saturn V program was new, and how much was, or was based on what had been learned before. The layers of learning, the generations of learning, the evolutionary cycles that occurred before, versus during, upon which it was built seems unfathomable. Was it, say 20% we already knew, and 80% we figured out because the objective drove, or required that much innovation and leaps in learning? Or was it the other way around, we already knew 80%, but just had to put it all together. Because what he talked about (and had in his head) is staggering!!

    Mark NebekerMark Nebeker2 kun oldin
  • Ok I may be wrong about this but is this museum in Oregon? I may have been here before. Edit: Nvm, I guess not. In Oregon there's a similar museum that's next to the famous water park that has an airplane on top of it, it's also next to an airplane museum that has the famous Spruce Goose as the center piece.

    RayD2KillRayD2Kill2 kun oldin
  • Linus: "Okay but can we water cool it?"

    Matt WeisMatt Weis2 kun oldin
  • ..."were'd YOU Get THIS ?"....

    NonYourBuzNonYourBuz2 kun oldin
  • 1:50 "Don't touch it, in fact don't even look at it"

    HuMoDzHuMoDz2 kun oldin
  • Great video. Back in my USAF days we used core memory modules on the Redifusion computers for the original AWACS cockpit flight simulator.

    Frank BoydFrank Boyd2 kun oldin
  • There's no way in the world Linus wasn't already familiar with core memory. You learn about core memory early in your study of computers.

    Niko942Niko9423 kun oldin
    • Video is absolute propaganda rubbish. This guy did all this and they still faked the landing? Meh

      Harry PotheadHarry Pothead23 soat oldin
  • If I ever go on a trip to the USA in my lifetime, I will definitely visit this place.

    Marek BažíkMarek Bažík3 kun oldin
  • "Therrmo-Daaaanamics ughh" -The Legend himself Luke Tally

    Parth khaladkarParth khaladkar3 kun oldin
  • but the earth is flat

    andres ruilobaandres ruiloba3 kun oldin
  • Awesome video! I really did enjoy it.

    James LewisJames Lewis3 kun oldin
  • I got so inspired by him he's real Genius.. We, atleast i really need him as my teacher..

    Shakti KashyapShakti Kashyap3 kun oldin
  • Who thought it was a good idea to have Linus hold these precious priceless NASA artifacts?

    Nocturnal RSNocturnal RS4 kun oldin
  • So far from where the average smart phone in 2 billion peoples hands is currently and yet 45 years later we haven't gone back.

    AutoHoax BABTrutherAutoHoax BABTruther4 kun oldin
  • Loved this video. Thanks Dustin.

    BradleyBradley4 kun oldin
  • favorite quote: 'we steered da rocket'

    Stashu StashuStashu Stashu4 kun oldin
  • 38:44 fiber optical cables? Really, that question was to much. 🤦‍♂️

    D.A.M.I.RD.A.M.I.R4 kun oldin
  • I see passion here. Passion is important. This is what I tell some dumbass doctors or some people.. if you can't explain something it doesn't mean a one has not graduaded proper university but it means you don't understand it and you don't have passion anymore.

    DonDon4 kun oldin
  • Very Cool!

    avvianoavviano4 kun oldin
  • Nobody asked the NASA guy about encryption when sending commands? I would have loved more discussion there.

    Jay JayJay Jay5 kun oldin
  • So a while(1) loop. This is how most systems work including UI, audio programming and game development ... and lots more.

    Jay JayJay Jay5 kun oldin
  • Luke, my Dad worked at HQKSC, NDT section, he was an associate engr. Thanks for reminding me why he drank.

    Gary BellamyGary Bellamy5 kun oldin
  • Made his day with the plus c'est comment 🤣

    Joe HeatonJoe Heaton6 kun oldin
  • Linus totally wanted to run some benchmarks on that thing.

    Kami samaKami sama6 kun oldin
  • It's awesome story. so many interesting decisions from analog era.

    Вячеслав ИвановВячеслав Иванов6 kun oldin
  • I hate Linus. "Don't touch it" does it almost instantly anyways. What a fool.

    RhomperRhomper6 kun oldin
  • I'm so glad he didn't drop that memory thingy

    Sebastian SzumowiczSebastian Szumowicz7 kun oldin
  • Where did you get this thing?

    06jj2806jj287 kun oldin
  • I hope Luke is doing ok

    PrivateCheeselawPrivateCheeselaw7 kun oldin
  • Fantastic !!

    Rob SteinRob Stein7 kun oldin
  • It was so obvious the man was into the new cards. "I would like to have a few of those." "Wouldja?" I was like whaaaaat. Did he really just say that? I was expecting to hear, "Well there you go sir, they're yours." Stopped watching. Left my comment.

    Charlotte RuseCharlotte Ruse7 kun oldin
  • Luke Talley is so intelligent and knowledgeable and clearly it was people like him who put a man on the moon. They seem irreplaceable today. I’m of his generation but my mind is not up to understanding 1/100 of what he’s saying and I’m no dope. I’m humbled.

    Robert Steven SchwartzRobert Steven Schwartz7 kun oldin
  • Just a phenomenal guy!

    David CrosbyDavid Crosby8 kun oldin
  • Woow! This is more interesting than I thought, espeacially because of all the anecdotes of Luke Tally. And it sounds like they didn't fixed a bug, introduced 2 new and called all three of them a feature afterwards back in that times. :D

    PlopsiPlopsi8 kun oldin
  • I loved every minute of this. One of my favorite books is Ignition! by John D Clark who is basically the liquid rocket propellant version of Luke Talley and I love being able to see and hear from one of the greats and not just read about it.

    Michael SyviusMichael Syvius8 kun oldin
  • Fantastic video, but I'm pretty sure Luke misspoke or misrepresented something when he was talking about 'every time you add a bit you double the amount of stuff' at 22:40. It sounded like he was saying that adding a bit means that you double the amount of 'computer' and physical components you need to operate, however, that's not exactly true. Adding a bit means that you double the amount of things you can represent, but you don't double the transistors or core memory or anything else. If that were true, that would mean that a 64 bit processor would be 4 billion times larger than a 32 bit one, and that's not true, it's more like 2.5ish times the size/transistor count.

    Blake MizzellBlake Mizzell8 kun oldin
  • Wow my brain crash

    [MQ] Hasrul[MQ] Hasrul8 kun oldin
  • Wooohoooo, what a fantastic video, I grew up during the space race loved every min of it. Best regards from England.

    Dunc BDunc B8 kun oldin
  • walks around knows all the people in the pictures that is cool

    lulutileguylulutileguy8 kun oldin
  • The doctor's look off to his right horizon said it all !

    Gerald DileonardoGerald Dileonardo8 kun oldin
  • That SCIENTIST lost that kid when he handed him the gadget !! Kid; you're outta your league!

    Gerald DileonardoGerald Dileonardo8 kun oldin
  • RIP Luke Talley

    Κώστας ΚαραπαπαχατζηδιμιτρακόπουλοςΚώστας Καραπαπαχατζηδιμιτρακόπουλος8 kun oldin
  • Stopped watching. The old guy - really interesting. Young twit - really irritating. Doesn't seem to know anything more than how to say "got it".

    John RaunerJohn Rauner9 kun oldin
  • That was so fascinating! And anything said in an accent like his is so lovely to listen to!

    Justin WJustin W9 kun oldin
  • Linus literally adds ZERO value to this video, please don't use them in these segments again...

    RfcdgafRfcdgaf9 kun oldin
  • Awesome video

    rcheliguygbrcheliguygb9 kun oldin
  • Luke believes in simple language.

    Mike ZeestratenMike Zeestraten10 kun oldin
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  • i've watched this video 3 times now and it still amazes me every time. Between just the vast knowledge on so many different subjects and systems, and the spur of the moment humor Luke is really a treasure to see documented. love your work man, keep it up

    The BorgThe Borg10 kun oldin
  • Great video! Pity it was 30 minutes too short!👍🏻👍🏻😇

    antebellum45antebellum4510 kun oldin
  • This is great, just jawing about math with walking history. Mr. Talley is one pleasant fellow.

    bastedonbastedon10 kun oldin
  • I grew up near Huntsville in Cullman, AL..Luke Talley sounds just like my grandad who passed away a few years ago, accent and especially with the "oh dang those plus c's!!" part! Before he died I started hitting the record on my phone when he told his stories from being a Commando on Iwo Jima and I only wish we'd both started sooner...him telling them and my secretly recording. Now I have that spirit in Luke Talley who was just a bit younger and hence able to give me another piece. There is something special about those old Alabama men both of NASA and even in the woods....always amazed me the true genius dispersed in the wilds of Alabama in the most unlikely of places.

    DreamcyferDreamcyfer10 kun oldin
  • Wouldn't trust Linus holding that thing, are they crazy?

    Ola LilliehöökOla Lilliehöök10 kun oldin
    • he holding basically a ram memory

      Probability RealityProbability Reality10 kun oldin
  • Don't let Linus touch it, he drops everything 😂

    mikemike10 kun oldin
  • The whole endeavor, makes me wonder how it ever even happened.. So many parts that have work nearly perfectly every time... Yep nice video guys 👍 and Linus was nearly silent.. 🤣🤣

    Bill SeidelBill Seidel10 kun oldin
  • thats insane. they were at the cusp of low and high technology and it was SOOOO much more work. i cant imagine plotting all that by hand for 2 weeks and then just being, oh thats ok, lets do it all again. what use to take months now takes seconds.

    jebes909090jebes90909011 kun oldin
  • You can't make this stuff up. Luke Talley and all that historical equipment. All evidence the USA went to the moon in the 60's.

    PerryPerry11 kun oldin
  • Yeah, the old knowledged guys.

    Frank H. RitzFrank H. Ritz11 kun oldin
  • I know your channel but I didn't know what I was getting into when I started this video. I swear I learned more in this 44 minutes than I did in high school. Fourth time watching. So many personal questions about quantum computing and logic gates just gaps in my thinking was filled by listening to this man think out the work that's already been done

    MrDanayr16MrDanayr1611 kun oldin
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  • Wow! I truly am dumbfounded listening to that most amazing engineer.

    sailoryansailoryan11 kun oldin
  • To get all the way to the moon many of the the calculations were made by NASA's "Human Computer" Katherine Johnson, an African-American Lady who also calculated the trajectory of Alan Shepard's Murcury mission, the first American in space. Computers at that time were merely "clocks" that timed events.

    Max WoodMax Wood11 kun oldin
  • A module sweat shop lol (I know, not funny) Good interview. I'd never thought he'd sound like that from picture.

    Johnny GizmoJohnny Gizmo11 kun oldin
  • 20 more years and there will no longer be anyone available that can explain details on the design and operation of the system from first hand experience.

    Rob WalkerRob Walker11 kun oldin
  • What a fantastic presentation... thank you so much for making and sharing this 🤩 Looks like everyone involved had a great time 🤓👍

    Robert O'NeillRobert O'Neill11 kun oldin
  • now! that is one coooool guy !!! when you hear the real people who made it possible its not sooo surprising they are BRILLIANT!

    Spencer MoonSpencer Moon11 kun oldin
  • Being 39 I think that the progress in computers is just bizarre. Imagine being one of the scientist that actually had to modify and use the computers in the Saturn V. They must see what they have done and what it has become as just pure astonishing light speed progress.

    CJCJ11 kun oldin
  • One of my favorite videos on the internet. Great interaction between them. Two very smart people. One that enjoys the teaching the way it was done and one who loves learning the way it was done.

    Mellio72 - KN4HVXMellio72 - KN4HVX11 kun oldin
  • I have new respect for the whole space vehicle. I have always wondered why space flight costs so much. I remember news reports that NASA needed so much money for continued exploration. These people have worked tirelessly with often very crude instruments to make some incredible things happen. Great video. Learned a lot about how much technical knowledge went into the construction of the Saturn and Apollo mission spacecrafts. I am humbled.

    Brandon MillsBrandon Mills12 kun oldin
  • Linus: thinks he is smart. NASA’S Mr.Talley: Hold my slide rule princess.

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  • The perspectives of fish who climb in the trees, seems strange and alien by the ones in the seas. We can't always get the fruit that we want, but it's great to see a fish who won the apple they fought. Thank you

    Danny BerneDanny Berne12 kun oldin
  • feeling smarter

    Wild ZeroWild Zero12 kun oldin
    • me too

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  • i wonder how many republicans would anderstan any of thi?

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  • One small step for a man, one huge lie to the mankind.

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