Whole library in a nutshell (Feb, 1965)

Whole library in a nutshell
This latest space trick might work well with earthbound libraries. The magnifying viewer on the astronaut’s knee holds 12,000 pages of microfilmed manuals, maps, and navigation data for use in the Apollo lunar spacecraft. The film is coded and indexed so a flip of a switch puts any page on the screen in 15 seconds.

5 comments
  1. Clem says: August 23, 20066:12 pm

    Is that Alan Sheppard?

  2. Poindexter McFruity says: August 24, 20068:31 am

    When I grow up I want to be an astronaut too, but first I want to be a fighter pilot and kill commies and gooks.

  3. albear says: February 20, 20088:19 am

    Microfilm, the technology of tomorrow.

  4. jayessell says: February 20, 200812:31 pm

    It sounds a little like the Amazon Kindle eBook reader.
    Microfilm used to be the medium of the future.

  5. Absolutejagauar says: October 23, 20082:54 am

    Looks like the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, all it needs on the cover are the words
    “Don’t Panic”

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