Interview with Ex IBM-NASA Kenneth Roberts talking about Saturn V, Skylab, Spacelab and the Shuttle

Interview with Ex IBM-NASA Kenneth Roberts talking about Saturn V, Skylab, Spacelab and the Shuttle

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In this episode, I talk with Ex IBM and NASA contractor Kenneth Roberts who worked on the Saturn V, Skylab, Spacelab, the space shuttle and also helped train the crews and astronauts to understand and use the custom made flight and operational computer systems. This was a result of the request to talk to people who worked or still do work in the space/aerospace industry and I would like the thank Tennis Smith for setting up the interview and suggesting it in the first place. If you know someone that worked in the space industry and think they would like …

How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back

How did the Apollo flight computers get men to the moon and back ?

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There is much speculation by some, as to how the flight computer aboard the Apollo missions managed to get men to the moon when it had just a tiny fraction of the computing power of something like a modern smartphone. But this is quite misleading as there was not one solitary computer controlling the Apollo craft, there were 4 computers and no fancy touch screens, GUI’s or other things in a typical computer of today to waste resources on. The first of the 4 computers was the Saturn Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC, this got the rocket from the …

Will A.I. Artificial Intelligence take your job?

Will A.I. Artificial Intelligence take your job?

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Even in China, the land of low paid factory worker, robots are quietly taking over from their human counter parts. China has now overtaken Japan for having more robots than anywhere else in the world. The Chinese government is concerned about an aging population and the rising cost of human labor making Chinese products less competitive. It is giving over $100 Billion in subsidies for companies to replace more human workers with robots. Its hoped that the workers that will no longer work in the factories will move to the growing service sector, in part to help look after the …