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music_space
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posted 12-15-2007 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across this paper from Don Eyles, MIT Instrumentation Lab programmer in the 1960's. He discusses misconceptions and realities about the LGC's conception and applications.

You can read it on his own site, or at NASA's Office of Logic Design.

Obviousman
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posted 12-15-2007 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a great read - thank you for that!

micropooz
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posted 12-15-2007 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding find music_space!!! I've got to share this with my co-workers!

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posted 12-16-2007 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for compass   Click Here to Email compass     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GREAT find... one thing that always amazes me is how they (Apollo crews) managed with the mix of US and metric measurement. The LGC converting metric to feet per second etc, as if it had not already enough to do. Weights and measures were in pounds and feet here and there, in the lunar surface journal one listens to astronauts talking in metres and centimetres... ie craters so many metres north of the LM, Cernan 'the engine bell never touched the surface, it's about 15 centimeters off the ground' One wonders why they never decided upon one system and stuck to it.

music_space
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posted 12-16-2007 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great system, metric... It has become official here in Canada when I was 11, yet I still use both system confusingly, and so it is with younger fellows...

Hard habits die hard...

Captain Apollo
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posted 06-13-2008 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was military metric by the 60s?

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