The ACTUAL Computer from the Saturn V Rocket - ft. SmarterEveryDay

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay 2 months ago +6251

    Thanks for coming to Alabama Linus! Dang good job explaining the computer.... especially the power systems and the heat management system. I had honestly never thought about these for the Saturn V. For those asking, I'm currently in Germany on a last minute trip so I didn't get to finish my video yet. Coming soon!

    • JustWasted3HoursHere
      JustWasted3HoursHere Month ago

      You guys should team up more often. These two videos were both extremely interesting!

    • Norwegian Smores
      Norwegian Smores Month ago

      @ger traba i do not. and i dont care much for the flat-tards either. good day.

    • Neil Graham
      Neil Graham Month ago

      Destin is awesome.

    • ger traba
      ger traba Month ago

      @Norwegian Smores of course U are right , the astros were closer to GOD and saw his divinity while going to moon and they are afraid to say what they saw, hence their beliefs the almighty you do believe in GOD RIGHT?????

    • ger traba
      ger traba Month ago

      who hooo, been looking on info on this part of the V stack, maybe U should mention it was this unit that kept the APOLLO 12 moon mission on course when a few secs after liftoff in Nov 1969 LIGHTNING STRUCK the rocket and knocked out all systems except this one, kept it going to orbit and complete themission...............

  • Puro
    Puro 5 hours ago

    Linus, you really need to do something about your OCD about touching your phone all the time.
    6:46 6:55 - That's just two examples within 10 seconds, he does it maybe 50 times per video.

  • Mighty Saturn 5
    Mighty Saturn 5 2 days ago

    wow...such a great job breaking it down, really well done

  • Sprink Hole
    Sprink Hole 5 days ago

    Are those held on with... PEG BOARD?!

  • Isaac James Tea
    Isaac James Tea 8 days ago

    But can it run Crysis? Never gets old!

  • Saltiboii
    Saltiboii 10 days ago

    can it play doom ?

  • Don Jones
    Don Jones 17 days ago

    Linux a flat earther XD

  • niel mananquil
    niel mananquil 17 days ago

    Why you need to say" if you believe in this sort of thing"? are you saying that those solders are made yesterday? could be though and i think that actual parts are not from 60's, theres no even aging signs on those boards ang solders. and copperwire should turn to green that old.

  • Boxzapp
    Boxzapp 20 days ago

    that's 114.6 KB of memory for the curious.

  • Genusary
    Genusary 21 day ago

    Subbed from Destin thanks for helpin my boy with his data hoarding problem!

  • Mike O'Quin
    Mike O'Quin 22 days ago

    Used to work on computers with core memory. I loved working with it verses ram. Load your program and run, turn off power, then turn on power and run again not having to reload.

  • Kengur
    Kengur 24 days ago +1

    So Saturn V was litteraly SWEATING??

  • Aubinator
    Aubinator 26 days ago

    I lost it when Linus mentioned, "...It has been that long since humans first walked on the moon, if you believe in that sort of thing...(long pause)... which you should." XD

  • PKS
    PKS 27 days ago +1

    Apart from all other stupid times, I think actually this is the right time to ask this question ::

    But Can It Run Crysis ??

  • Eddy Yaeji
    Eddy Yaeji 28 days ago

    I wonder how many years will it take to make a quantum smartphone. I know the quantum computer has a massive cooling system. But if we look back in history; A computer that had almost the same power and capacity as a the original PlayStation was the size of your average US middle-school. Just the 2mb of Ram in the original Playstation is 512x more than Apollo's Guidance computer. So will it be 50 years? Or maybe 20?

  • Nabil Essadiki
    Nabil Essadiki Month ago

    Stop fooling people nasa's parrot liar

  • Zombie Hyperdrive
    Zombie Hyperdrive Month ago

    4000 years ago... Let’s build pyramids with a chisel? 4069 years later... Lets put a man on the moon with that! 4119 years later... Did we really build the pyramids? Did we really go to the moon? Did that text go?

  • Olgert Fantozzy
    Olgert Fantozzy Month ago

    Russian computers of the 60s. For example, Gagarin’s flight was calculated on the Strela computer 1961. Use a page translator.

  • hex1c
    hex1c Month ago +1

    Alot of tech for something that never went to the moon lol

  • Anthony Efx
    Anthony Efx Month ago

    I just watched the smarter everyday video and Linus deserves some serious props for the way he listened to Luke first then explain it in this video like he works at the space center. Very impressed

  • k re
    k re Month ago

    50 years! WOW!! I was 9yrs old when Armstrong stepped on the moon. I watched it on TV and still remember it well.

  • Raymond Collins
    Raymond Collins Month ago

    I thought it sounded kind of nuts that those batteries were 5,300ah (2:15). Other sources say they're 350ah, that sounds closer to reality. For a little context, a 125lb lead acid truck battery is more like 150ah.

  • aaron stone
    aaron stone Month ago

    Of all the places to learn how cooling in a vacuum works i learnt it here.......... not sure how i feel about that.......

  • metalperslfx
    metalperslfx Month ago

    the only thing i hate about ltt videos is the comment section.

  • Noodle Boi
    Noodle Boi Month ago

    So this is what a big brain duo really looks like.

  • Fouren
    Fouren Month ago

    Thank you, Linus, for making this video and taking the time to explain most of the things, We are so lucky to live in our generation it's not even funny and we do take is for granted altho not everyone.

  • Yawhatnever
    Yawhatnever Month ago

    12:22 would have been a perfect space shuttle (Endeavour) pun

  • lynchmob72
    lynchmob72 Month ago

    Yes, but how many FPS does it get?

  • Jessica Germain
    Jessica Germain Month ago

    Hey Linus! I've watched Destin's channels for several years. I don't always understand the scientific info, but I welcome the chance to learn. I'm now 70 yrs old. I watched the moon landing with my mom and her oldest sister! There is a silly aspect to the tale... We went to Aunt She's house in the middle of the night, to watch it on her color TV... It was however, broadcast in black n white! LOL Thanks for your scientific explanation! I'll be watching your channel too. Thanks, Jessica

  • Earl Deuna
    Earl Deuna Month ago

    A cooling system that dissipates 9000w?!

  • ChuckFromPoland
    ChuckFromPoland Month ago

    No RGB? meh...

  • Jim's videos
    Jim's videos Month ago

    The hand-laced wire bundles though

  • James Anderson
    James Anderson Month ago

    Awesome video. Great information well presented. A far cry from the NCIX days. 🙄
    Job well done! Kudos.

  • Team Black
    Team Black Month ago

    1.1K people don't believe humans have walked on the moon

  • Steve the Bartender

    The moon isn't real fight me

    ILOVEPIE Month ago

    Just FYI Spacex runs a custom version of linux on their rockets.

    ILOVEPIE Month ago

    You should check out the Apollo AGC that just got restored, it's really cool.

  • Huesan
    Huesan Month ago

    Can it run fortnite?

  • First Last
    First Last Month ago

    Truly astounding.

  • Gustavo Medrano
    Gustavo Medrano Month ago

    considering the thousands of years humans have been on this planet and knowledge that have been forgotten or destroy (library of Alexandria, the Mayas...) i think we are behind, i just hope 1 day humans stop hating, discriminating each other so we can give a bigger jump forward and even do more huge advances...

    • Hanz Fox
      Hanz Fox Month ago

      Let's be real here, If it wasn't for the white race, this rocket wouldn't have existed. Things like this don't just appear due to tolerant ideology, but people and culture is the machine behind it.

  • Ruben Vatle
    Ruben Vatle Month ago +1

    you didnt even try to run a game of fortnite on it, in 4K? No benchmarks?
    dude did you wast your time thre or what?
    jk btw :)

  • Enkhe Bathsaihan
    Enkhe Bathsaihan Month ago

    Let's hit the Cinebench.

  • CranJo Games
    CranJo Games Month ago

    America really did land in the moon, i believe you because you said it linus, i believe you! i believe you!

  • Enrique Berrios
    Enrique Berrios Month ago

    I happened to come across your channel because of SmarterEveryDay. You just won yourself a new subscriber.

  • King
    King Month ago

    I would like to meet the chief engineer behind this.... this.... Maybe it was Howard Stark.

  • rashaunny
    rashaunny Month ago

    Luke Tali is so great wow so much charisma

  • Charles Cavatoni
    Charles Cavatoni Month ago

    Linus Rocket Tips

  • UltraMind
    UltraMind Month ago


  • The Indecisive Hobbyist

    Just finished reading One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman. It goes into great detail on the design and creation of the Apollo computers and the rope core memory that was used it was great. Also on Audiobook.

  • Calvin Giddens
    Calvin Giddens Month ago

    Small correction - radiators DO work in space, and are used on most missions. The method of heat transfer you’re referring to, where air flows over the radiator, is actually convection.

  • felix mendez
    felix mendez Month ago

    So this is THE computer that didn"t take anyone to the Moon.

    • zach
      zach Month ago


  • Mauricio Aceves
    Mauricio Aceves Month ago

    50 year old tech and I still dont understand any of it lmao

  • mac berry
    mac berry Month ago

    I was sad but than I remembered thanks to Elon we have rockets that land themselves back on Earth

  • Niels Nauta
    Niels Nauta Month ago

    So one arduino is enough

  • allthesevens
    allthesevens Month ago

    Would love to see you have a crack a a sublimation based cooling system!

  • Kyle Gruber
    Kyle Gruber Month ago

    Guys, imagine if Linus dropped it.

  • drekfletch
    drekfletch Month ago

    If you want to buy a rocket, call your Senator / Representative / MP and ask them to support NASA / CSA funding.

  • Fireblaze x
    Fireblaze x Month ago +1

    10:00 i wonder how many pounds of zip ties they used.. if they would have cut that number in half they probably could have saved like 30lbs at least

  • Ben Bachmann
    Ben Bachmann Month ago

    Here's the other video for those looking

  • John Manderson
    John Manderson Month ago

    Thanks a megaton ✅✅✅👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 This was sooo interesting and informative! 😀