“If We Were Supposed to Fly, God Would Have Given Us Wings”

If We Were Supposed to Fly

On July 17, 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. From this State, almost exactly 148 years later (July 16 1969), the first men to land on the moon were launched into space from Cape Canaveral, as part of the Apollo 11 Space Program. If you were around at the time, you may even remember it, although your memory may be a little hazy after 54 years.

On the subject of memory, the Apollo Guidance Computer had RAM of just 4KB, and a tiny 32KB hard disk. By way of comparison, half a dozen average emails these days would enough to fill-up the Apollo hard disk, even with no attachments!

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