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Gypsy Journal RV: Weave me to the moon

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

Anybody who knows us knows that Miss Terry is an avid weaver, and you have probably seen my pictures of the beautiful articles she has produced on her loom. Weaving is one of the earliest known art forms, dating back to Neolithic times, approximately 12,000 years ago. But did you know that weaving also helped reach the moon?

Back in the days of the Apollo missions, scientists were having difficulties with the spacecrafts’ onboard computer systems. The necessary programs were coded onto magnetic tapes that had to be read by disc drives that were too big to fit in the spacecraft, or on paper punch cards that required equally large machines to read them. Besides space limitations, the equipment needed to read the codes would not have withstood the punishment of space travel

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