Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement | Ars Technica


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"Please tell NASA these items were not stolen." At some point in the early 1970s, an IBM engineer working for NASA at the height of the Space Race took home the computers—and the mysterious tape reels. A scrap dealer, invited to clean out the deceased’s electronics-filled basement, discovered the computers. The devices were clearly labelled “NASA PROPERTY,” so the dealer called NASA to report the find.
7 days ago by spectrevision
Plus hundreds of mystery tapes from Pioneer and Helios probe missions.
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8 days ago by jntolva
Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement
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