Moon landing: Apollo 11 technology is in your car right now and you don’t even know

THE Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is even more remarkable when you consider it preceded the advent of modern-day technology. Surprisingly some of the mission’s automation breakthroughs are still used today - even in our cars.

Saturday, July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary since three Apollo 11 astronauts became the first humans to land a spacecraft on the moon. The extraordinary NASA mission occurred before the arrival of the computer age which has since revolutionised technology. NASA says the computer system used for its shuttle had a minuscule 64KB of memory. And the space agency says much of the technology was “unknown” at the time, meaning scientists had no clue about what might...
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2019-07-17 01:38
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