With regards to the Apollo landings, you guys have to bare in mind that most of the electronic technology used is already out of date before the start of the mission. This is in part because it takes years to build and test equipment for things like those missions. But it's also due to the fact that NASA often choose older technology from the offset because the bugs and whatnot are already known. It's much like how data centers never use the latest technology in storage. They let the kinks get worked out before risking their own data.
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9/23/12 at 2:20am