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Offline rockape

Amigas Used By NASA
« on: May 03, 2016, 10:22:08 AM »
Hi,

Someone asked for the URL to the topic.

See  http://obligement.free.fr/articles_traduction/amiganasa_en.php

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"Gary Jones: "If its not a PC, NASA gives us a lot of grief when we try to buy anything to go with the Amigas. They want us to buy PCs and run Windows 95 and NT.

We keep trying to tell them its not fast enough so they tell us to buy DEC Alphas. We tell them its too expensive.

They don't like the Amiga it doesn't cost enough."


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Offline Pentad

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 03:26:44 PM »
Here is a link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAPD9HA8Unw
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Offline amigakid

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 07:42:37 PM »
Nice, I knew they were used by NASA, but it was nice to watch that little video, thanks for posting it!
 

Offline kevh100

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 07:43:00 PM »
There was a programme broadcast on BBC4 last week about the moon and I saw this screen (see attachment) in the segment about the Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment. It's a bit blurry but it looks Workbenchy.

The programme is still on iPlayer for UK viewers and the bit about the laser ranging starts at 28:00 minutes in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074s8j/the-moon

Not sure if there's a HD version anywhere?

Kev
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Offline chris

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 07:51:15 PM »
Quote from: kevh100;807902
Not sure if there's a HD version anywhere?


First shown: 9:10pm 27 Feb 2006

Given the date, it's unlikely it was made in HD.
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Offline psxphill

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 02:25:40 PM »
Quote from: kevh100;807902
It's a bit blurry but it looks Workbenchy.


At 29:11 there is a much clearer view of that screen and it looks like X.
It's definitely not Workbench.
 

Offline vince_6

Re: Amigas Used By NASA
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 09:28:34 PM »
Ohhh to bad, it is only available in UK :-(
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