US Space Shuttles ran on 1MB of RAM and 80′s technology

What's Hawt: "If you were flying into outer space, you would expect to travel in a space shuttle powered by tons of fancy and modern computers to ensure a safe journey to and from space. It turns out this was not the case."

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IllusionRSN2348d ago

I remember hearing someone say that my wrist watch had more technology in it than did the space shuttle lol!

Speed-Racer2348d ago

Ya it's crazy when you hear it at first but I guess you don't really need much to get into space...just a system that works every time without failure.

RonyDean2347d ago

"A system that works every time without failure" wish I had that now...

cyberbob2347d ago (Edited 2347d ago )

All credits goes to intelligent minds behind these technologies ....What did you say ?

grahf2347d ago

Also a system that can be easily fixed by a handful of people in a fragile tube filled with oxygen on the fly is VERY important. Just like the old saying: "Keep it simple, stupid!"

fatstarr2346d ago

thats just hazardous in todays times lol thats like 10 original gameboys right there

BeastOrange2347d ago

Fail safes? Guess that means they had extra floppy disks D:RUN_LAUNCH_FAIL lmao its time for an upgrade...

Gondee2347d ago

The process never changed. Just because thats what the computer onboard had doesn't mean they don't have other computers. They do have other computers.

plmkoh2347d ago

The less technology you have the better, it means less computer melt-downs from magnetic interference in Space.

Agent_hitman2347d ago

Fascinating, one of the greatest invention for 21st century, space shutting only consume 1mb.. I can't believe it.

ThatArtGuy2347d ago

You mean the 20th century, right? ;)

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