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@20korg Have you ever done an episode about DTMF - Touch Tone?

@astVintageSpace A great post or video would be about the actual problems the women of @HiddenFigures were solving and the methods they used

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/sky-high-3270307/?all
"NF-104 on a zero-G trajectory through the thin atmosphere at the edge of space for about 80 seconds."



The Romance Division - A Different Side of IBM: Cornelius E. Deloca, Samuel J. Kalow
https://www.amazon.com/Romance-Division-Different-Side-IBM/dp/0533090849

Project Apollo Reentry Simulation ~ 1965 NASA; How Atmospheric Re-entry Was Simulated in the 1960s - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5SzrPdS7U


"vernier engine throttle settings were controlled using a proportional-plus-derivative
feedback loop closed around the measured vs. desired velocity magnitude as
a function of altitude, represented by the [~parabolic] descent contour"
Surveyor Spacecraft Automatic Landing System
Sam W. Thurman
AAS 04-062
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.504.9417&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Ron Baalke on Twitter: "50 years today (1965), Mariner 4 flew by & took the 1st closeup images of that planet. http://t.co/Tolu2DQnpm" https://twitter.com/RonBaalke/status/620952916480802816

.@dweinberger MARC: "Avram was asked solely to make computers print a record intended purely for human consumption according to the best card-construction practices of the 1960s. She did that, brilliantly."

"And here's another by @libskrat: Terrific explanation of why data structures like Linked Data matter http://t.co/24X5gQCGkq"
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/02/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/marc-linked-data-and-human-computer...

Remarkable research and model (in Orbiter) of the Gemini rendezvous process

Gemini semi-optical rendezvous tutorial (v 0.3) http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=4127

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_NF-104A#Reaction_Control_System_2
"The pitch/yaw thrusters were rated at 113 lbf (500 N) thrust each and the roll thrusters were rated at 43 lbf (190 N) thrust."