This Is How Mission Control Tracked Astronauts 60 Years Ago
Have you ever wondered how those big displays in NASA's mission control rooms worked in the 1960s?
Humanity's dance with space exploration goes way back; however, this must have made you think, how did NASA rooms where numerous space milestones happened have such massive color images in real-time when color television wasn't even available?
Moreover, computer science was still a relatively new discipline in the 1960s. But when you look at the control rooms, it is a little bit surprising to see screens you would think were too advanced for the 1960s and 70s. Humanity had high-end tech, but it's seemingly rarely talked about, so your question, "How did NASA have advanced looking Apollo Mission Control displays?", might have been left unanswered for some time.
In this video, the YouTube channel Fran Blanche answers that particular question with a massive deep dive into the subject. Moreover, with numerous and gorgeous looking footage, the video takes you on a journey to this glittering era of humanity.
You'll most probably be impressed with Fran Blanche's detailed knowledge which will make those 18 minutes pass by like a few minutes. Tune in!