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363 foot tall 2.8 million kilogram Moon rocket, not so easy.
Out of 270 SRBs launched over the Shuttle program, all but four were recovered – those from STS-4 (due to a parachute malfunction) and STS-51-L (Challenger disaster). Over 5,000 parts were refurbished for reuse after each flight. The final set of SRBs that launched STS-135 included parts that flew on 59 previous missions, including STS-1.[4
While an iPhone does have more computing power than all of NASA had during the Apollo days, the AGC, designed at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, had one crucial advantage: it was crash-proof. Operating systems that we're familiar with today, like Apple iOS and Android, control the computer and dole out energy and attention to various programs. In the AGC, the programs controlled the computer in a hierarchical structure, and a program's specific importance would dictate how much attention it got. In the case of an emergency, this would allow for a quicker focus on crucial systems. So while the iPhone beats the AGC in sheer power several thousand times over, there's still that chance of a freeze. If you had to go back to the Moon with an Apollo craft, you probably could transfer the necessary programs onto an app. After all, the AGC's code is now up on GitHub. But given the chance of a freeze, be it from an unexpected update or random chance, it might be safer to dust off the gold suitcase that got NASA there in the first place.
NEW YORK -- General Motors plans to idle multiple North American plants for a total of 10 weeks later this year to retool for upcoming models, including redesigned pickups. The scheduled downtime is one reason GM has allowed inventory to reach the highest level in nine years.
originally posted by: TamtammyMacx
a reply to: Zaphod58
I think they were just talking about the Hassleblad or film cameras. Not the cameras that send electronic video signals.