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Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Trent Moseley - 06-18-2003

I was watching TV's "History Channel" about our first space shuttle in 1981. That was before the HP-15C! And then I remember in HP's Key-Notes a photo showing the Astronauts on board with an HP-67.

tm


Re: Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Randy Sloyer - 06-18-2003

IIRC, the first on-board nav computer contained a whopping 4k of plated wire memory so the HP was a pretty powerful backup!


Re: Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Gene - 06-19-2003

FYI, the shuttle astronauts did not use the HP-67, but the HP-41c.


first launch of the shuttle was 34C days ... - Norm - 06-19-2003

when they launched the shuttle, that's when the HP-34C was a hot new item .... where's the exit door,
I'm tired of this Bill Gates nightmare called "the future"

I wanna go back to the good old days ...


Re: Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Larry Corrado - 06-19-2003

"I wanna go back to the good old days ..." I know exactly what Norm means. Too often I feel exactly that same way.

The Michael Meyer post a bit higher in this Forum reinforces this notion.

Larry


Re: Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) - 06-19-2003

I think that the HP65 (or maybe -67) was used in the Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous.


Re: Just a few Thoughts on Times Past - Trent Moseley - 06-19-2003

Whatever. How would you like THAT ONE in your collection!

tm