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054:21:56 RETRO asks FIDO and GUIDO for a slide rule

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MadDogBV:
This is a neat little on-the-loop conversation in the midst of all of the mid-course vector and dynamics planning that is taking place on the FIDO loop. RETRO Bobby Spencer asks FIDO Bill Stoval, then GUIDO Will Fenner, if they have a slide rule handy. Surprisingly it seems neither of them have one spare - then again, it is a quiet shift.

Never leave your slide rule at home!

Edit: I think near the end of the conversation, Will Fenner is referring to an "alidade in the back room" though he gets cut off so it's hard to tell.

Link: https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/?t=054:21:56&ch=20

Naraht:

--- Quote from: MadDogBV on July 05, 2021, 11:14:04 AM ---Edit: I think near the end of the conversation, Will Fenner is referring to an "alidade in the back room" though he gets cut off so it's hard to tell.
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Pretty sure it's actually "an Olivetti," ie a calculator: https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-calculator-that-helped-land-men-on-the-moon

For example Jay Greene (whose accent is more comprehensible to me anyway!) saying here, "I went back and I divided it on the Olivetti." https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/?t=-08:59:31&ch=20

MadDogBV:
Oh that's what it is! Thank you! I've heard it referenced twice on the loops now, and couldn't figure out what the heck it was called via Google searches.

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