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

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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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Smarter Every Day 2
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. ( www.patreon.com/smartereveryday )
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Vahe Hatch
Vahe Hatch 2 måneder siden
so which one is more accurate, digital or analogue. You seem to have cut the dialogue around 28.56
Adam Alder
Adam Alder 3 måneder siden
Adoid Pea
Adoid Pea 3 måneder siden
What the?????
Jordan Matthews
Jordan Matthews 3 måneder siden
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Peter Schings
Peter Schings 7 timer siden
Thank you so much!
Allen Tompkins
Allen Tompkins 16 timer siden
the first video with linus i didnt fast forward
James Golen
James Golen 18 timer siden
31:14 Linus found installation 1
tehlastninja Dag siden
No matter how many times I watch videos on the Apollo computers I still find it awe inspiring and fascinating. It is still such an incredible technical achievement.
Mike Ballard
Mike Ballard 2 dager siden
I was 13 years old with Apollo 11(we landed and walked on the moon). I ate this up at this age. Mr. Luke Talley is so smart and remembers so much! It’s unbelievable how small(memory) these computers where back then. Great video. I wish my dad was still alive. He was an EE. He would have enjoyed your video too!
Jan Jakubský
Jan Jakubský 2 dager siden
Using vacuum of space to sublimate frozen coolant to take away heat, well done. Something Cody might try to do :-) I love all that technology that was needed for flying rocket.
Michael Rice
Michael Rice 2 dager siden
I love seeing this side of Linus! Thanks for including him, Destin.
J S 5 dager siden
What amazes me is how sharp he is. Every question had a direct thoughtful answer. I hope I still got it when I’m his age.
Ewan Hillsdon
Ewan Hillsdon 5 dager siden
I think i've watched this 3 times already and every time I find it as engaging as the first.
David Pitzer
David Pitzer 6 dager siden
Luke is hands down a genius, his recall is unbelievable.
Bharath J
Bharath J 7 dager siden
The persistence of the human race to be able to do this is just absolutely crazy! Next time some one asks why is thermodynamics or calculus is relevant. Show them this! Well if they could understand something like this they wouldn't question its relevance in the first place but I do think teachers should derive examples from these genius innovations to explain physics and math to young minds! I make music for a living but physics always fascinated me! If there were teachers who taught us these things citing these examples. The education system would be on a different level! I loved it so much that I got a Lil emotional seeing how difficult putting all these things together was and how we now take it for granted! Thank you sir for this privilege to witness how mankind can do anything! :D
dyanArt 8 dager siden
''if you've seen his channel, you know he's tried to lliquid cool everything'' hahaha so true. great video!
Jayson Pida
Jayson Pida 8 dager siden
Just wow
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Laurent Laborde
Laurent Laborde 8 dager siden
I wish the video was 5h long :D
Cruzfn, 10 dager siden
Respect, he is a genius, what a great interview and video
Classic Riki
Classic Riki 11 dager siden
I really wish Luke was given that hardware. Feel like it’s only right
Classic Riki
Classic Riki 11 dager siden
That guy’s awesome. “Ohhh those +C’s” 😂 lad
American Virtual
American Virtual 11 dager siden
Everyone talks about the AGC but fewer have videos showing the LVDC. Thanks.
Roy 11 dager siden
When Mr Talley saw the logic card his demeanour changed dramatically he was all smiles to that point, he was probably thinking a) how did that get in the public domain and b) it should be in our museum, being ever the professional he warmed slightly there after...
julian elmur
julian elmur 12 dager siden
Linus seems very disingenuous and out of his element. I wish I could have watched destin geek out with luke instead.
jaxon258 16 dager siden
I REALLY wanna see a video of this guy and Tory from ULA have a conversation on rockets
Montana Mike
Montana Mike 17 dager siden
Its nice destin brought someone not very smart with him this day.
daxter hunter
daxter hunter 17 dager siden
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F3clanfn 18 dager siden
They flew a rocket with a QR code
Nancy Rodriguez
Nancy Rodriguez 19 dager siden
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YamiSpyro2011 20 dager siden
A modern computer guy meeting a computer engineer that helped launched man into space is awesome
j0etb 21 dag siden
Long video and I don’t understand half of what he says, but I must have watched the whole thing dozens of times now! He’s so interesting to listen to and I love the interaction between them. Luke: That’s a piso electric transducer Linus: Oh he knows modern technology too...
ImARaptor 21 dag siden
Wait, so what exactly crashed into the moon?
Owen Grossman
Owen Grossman 22 dager siden
It sounds to me like Linus has never done any assembly language programming.
C&C Engineer
C&C Engineer 23 dager siden
Go figure, you build a rocket in Alabama, It's gonna have a swamp cooler in it.
kyoko703 23 dager siden
Maybe Transformers The Dark Side of the Moon might be real.....?
C. Neale
C. Neale 23 dager siden
I can imagine Luke being one those quick witted teachers. If you ever thought of quitting because it seemed too hard, he would just be like, "it's not rocket science, son." With that cheeky smile. Watching this video has made my night. Thanks for sharing, Destin 👍
Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris 23 dager siden
I like this channel maybe more than your main channel … love the in depth discussions and greater detail. Interesting that this channel has fewer subscribers.
tedesco455 24 dager siden
Geezus Christ, if you think you are smart watch this. Not only does he have the knowledge he does a fantastic job of explaining things.
Kim Phuong Nhat Long
Kim Phuong Nhat Long 25 dager siden
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PDBenkert 26 dager siden
Those memory modules were woven by Women. They were only allowed to work on days they were not having their monthly cycle since the acidity of they sweat would corrode the wires. I had the pleasure to both work with those memory modules (4k 25 bit hand woven memory module) and to work with one of the gals who wove the memory modules in the 60's. This is before the first CPU (4004) came out. I worked on a classified (at the time) computer called CENPAC that came with 1 of those modules but had space for 4 of them for a whopping 16K x 25 bit memory. When we installed, all 4 of them, the Cenpac computer really flew. God, those where to days.
Erwin Simpauco
Erwin Simpauco 27 dager siden
That's a work of art.
Revelation 12,000
Revelation 12,000 27 dager siden
Smarter Every Day fans: haha who's this linus guy he seems pretty cool LTT fans: *don't let him hold it don't let him hold it AHHHHH HE LET HIM HOLD IT*
JC 28 dager siden
Linus looks way different in this vid. As if this was from like 5 years ago.
Nancy Rodriguez
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David Du
David Du Måned siden
That was so impressive.
Robert Quentin
Robert Quentin Måned siden
I could see him thinking back to his golden age and there were stars in his eyes as he answered questions.
Christopher Reed
Christopher Reed Måned siden
I want that guy to teach me how to use my Mac .had the dam thing for a year. that guy invented computers most useful human I have ever seen love that guy .Armstrong wouldn't be anything without that guy just sitn on the ground no steps for man no leaps for mankind thank you for sharing im just at 42 learning computers the look on the younger guys face priceless 👍😀
mtnman1984 Måned siden
I've watched this so many times. It's "turbo encabulator" level engineering that is real.
Jbrimbelibap Måned siden
I'm not smart Destin, just really baked
Paul Hart
Paul Hart Måned siden
I love that guy!!!
Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem Måned siden
Wow. Luke Tally is Brainy and Funny. I always like this kind of teacher. :)
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Eugene Elkin
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E A Måned siden
Linus really likes to touch things.
Linsey Linsey
Linsey Linsey Måned siden
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blueovaltrucker Måned siden
Just going down life's path with the occasional thoughts about myself being of average intelligence and feeling almost ok with it all....then I stumble upon a video of this guy and realize I'm a fence post with hair.
aarav p
aarav p Måned siden
"i dont know im making this up" OH MY GOODDD DUDEEE!! LOOLLL
CreationsByElder Måned siden
Someone needs to sit down with Luke for a month and record and transcribe everything he tells them. When people such as this are gone, the world will be missing out on something very special. I could listen to him for hours and days on end.
Al Derway
Al Derway Måned siden
My Dad was a senior designer with IBM and worked on the power supply for that computer. He received a plaque for his work.
Waid Rainey
Waid Rainey Måned siden
"This was actually an amazing system, really" I love the amount of pride Talley still shows for this project
Angel Cook
Angel Cook Måned siden
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davideoking101 Måned siden
Hey Destin, I just wanted to thank you. This video along with many others of yours inspired me at the beginning of 2020 to take a dive into computer science and software development. After about a year of essentially full time self-teaching, project building and job hunting, today was my first first day a hired software engineer. Your videos inspired me to be curious, that its okay to be scatter-brained in my interests when the world we live in is so insanely cool and that oddly enough, that feeling of child-like wonder isn't a mark of immaturity but actually the grounding realization that the world is more beautiful than any of us can truly appreciate in its entirety. I am still a beginner in this field but I know more than I did a year ago. The vulnerability of knowingly confronting your personal unknown is scary but liberating. I know a year from now the ground covered by what I will know will reach farther than where it does now, and I think that's the reward for investing in that curiosity. I don't know if anyone will see this comment on a two year old video but if you are reading this, don't be afraid to dive into something you are interested in just because it's intimidating. The answer to just about any question you have is literally just a few keyboard strokes away and you'd be surprised how quick that knowledge can stack up. We really are in the technological golden age and with the tools we have any other generation of humans would think we are crazy not to use them with all we can. I appreciate what you do Destin and know I am not alone in saying your furious curiosity in any and all things "cool" has helped me realize that I too, can get a little Smarter Every Day.
Deadmanwalkin Måned siden
This is your best video Dustin
Deadmanwalkin Måned siden
The moon has a molten core.... huh
phlodel Måned siden
Thousands of people like Luke Talley worked together to send Apollo to the moon. Those that deny they made it happen are insulting them.
Leader Sound Productions
I'd love to have a drink with that guy
saiba.moe Måned siden
linus has no the brains for such things send him back to reading specs of the cardboard boxes of components
Nancy Rodriguez
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Jonathan Boring
Jonathan Boring Måned siden
This is like the fourth time I’ve watched this colab. And it’s always like at 2am 😅
Jonathan Boring
Jonathan Boring Måned siden
I love how even though this is a longer video. It still gets over 2 million views. Y’all are awesome
Mr.ToxicHOTDOG Måned siden
This is so cool, thank you.
Logan K
Logan K Måned siden
I'm not that smart but I do like this stuff
Jack Calhoun
Jack Calhoun Måned siden
Amazing sophistication for the 60's
PCTechU Måned siden
Yes you could fly to the moon with my PC
Kaustubh Tripathi
Kaustubh Tripathi Måned siden
26:00 Wow, a 2 second main loop seems slow, but worked...
Puckemuk Måned siden
Why does he have "docent" on his jacket. It's dutch for teacher. Do they use the dutch word for this? Would be cool.
Shepard_AU Måned siden
42:26 - ''I can see all the green men run out, running around saying 'oh god, the Americans are back'.... you don't have to put that in.'' I almost feel like that wasn't a joke and that he probably shouldn't have said that xD
kevin aweseom
kevin aweseom 24 dager siden
The man died shortly after, the government sent assassins
albert pearson
albert pearson Måned siden
Bro I watch this video as if its a rerun on television I really do enjoy your thoughts and the way you teach my son and I love the submarine series can't wait till we get more videos from all your channels
Michæl Alan Baker
Michæl Alan Baker Måned siden
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Conquistador Måned siden
I wish I could push the like button more than once...
LIBERTASJJ Måned siden
thanks for your interesting video, and thanks fro the demonstration that actual young geeks can't clean the shoes to those engineers working on saturn 5 .
Mhauser94 Måned siden
Blows my mind anytime I think about the Apollo missions
First Name
First Name Måned siden
Need 200gb to play call of duty . Fly to the moon with 112kb. Madness
Just Larry
Just Larry Måned siden
You know Linus is over his head when he just stares at the LVDC memory and stops talking. HE NEVER STOPS TALKING LOL. I'm surprised he didn't slip a sponsored ad in
Kuessemir Måned siden
All of this is amazing...incredible content, really what we need. Also, I want to know who the women are who wove these loops...talk about dexterity, reliability, and unprecedented precision.
Doug Hanchard
Doug Hanchard Måned siden
Please pass on many thanks to Luke Talley for taking the time to explain how these systems worked.
Chad Costa
Chad Costa Måned siden
Great video, wow!
Thunder Kat
Thunder Kat 2 måneder siden
Can it run Crysis?
marcus kornegay
marcus kornegay 2 måneder siden
Ok so at this point im at 27 mins into the video and what he just explained about the computing process of a rocket BLEW MY MIND!!! These guys rode this thing into orbit with something that had an equivalent of a guy in an office checking drawers looking for a particular command n he started his path with a single step at 1 certain point n did everything from that point n thats how he made a decision!? THESE DUDES RODE THAT THING?!! WTF!!! Mind=Blown
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HASHlRAMA 2 måneder siden
No one: . Linus: "Wow that's incredible".
Tyrus Madsden
Tyrus Madsden 2 måneder siden
T H E R M O D Y N A M I C S 9:40
Walter Day
Walter Day 2 måneder siden
This is amazing! I could watch content like this for days, but I don't know how much I'd absorb or understand. Luke Tally makes this segment easy to digest though.
Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez 2 måneder siden
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Stephen Grove
Stephen Grove 2 måneder siden
His talk about word length and ferrite core memory fascinated me. When I started working on an electronic controlled telephone switch we used 22 bit words with one bit parity and ferrite core fro temporary memory. When the temporary memory got full of new service, we transferred it to 4" by 8" aluminum sheets with magnets glued to them, a card writer (looked like a mangle for ironing sheets) would make four passes to change the bits in each quadrant. Ten the sheets of aluminum were placed between insulating plastic with the X & Y select coils and read out coils behind the insulation. Our data dumps were octal and I have converted many to binary and then back to octal.
Derrick D'Agostino
Derrick D'Agostino 2 måneder siden
"I hate those + C's" I freaking feel that...
Pink Slime
Pink Slime 2 måneder siden
Shotz 2 måneder siden
I feel like Linus Tech Tips could become a potential contributor to the builds of computers for rockets and other major extremely technical super computers and other super advanced feats of human technology. Linus just knows so much about everything to do with computers.
vince Abbott
vince Abbott 2 måneder siden
This is perhaps my favorite video on NOsections. Every time I come back I am awestruck, and it makes me proud as a human being that we were able to accomplish such a feat. A true milestone for humanity that will no doubt be remembered until history itself is history.
daweskie88 2 måneder siden
That's the smartest video I have ever seen. Electrical engineer, bsc
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