Tapley, Mark B.
mark.tapley at swri.org
Thu Apr 23 08:46:26 CDT 2020
I’m fairly sure there was one at University of Texas Center for Space Research, circa 1980 (+/- a year or 4). It would have been in a separate room from the PDP-11 I normally used. I got to “fly” a space-suit with a manned maneuvering unit around a wire-frame space shuttle representation on it for about 3 minutes. I turned upside down, and everyone thought I was out of control, but I sailed right in through the cargo bay air-lock door as planned. The author of the sim shrugged, and commented, “I guess in space, nobody knows if you are upside down."
> On Apr 22, 2020, at 5:54 PM, Randy Dawson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
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> Hi Emanuel,
> I remember them well, I was their manufacturer's rep in Houston, and sold several to petrochem, NASA and universities.
> It was a big ticket item, selling for upwards of 40K when loaded up with all the options.
> NASA was using it for animation, the petrochem guys for geology visualizations in oil exportation. A&M bought one for LANDSAT imagery.
> I see if I can find some old ads, they were in the IEEE computer graphics mags quite a bit.
> From: cctech <cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of emanuel stiebler via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>
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> Subject: Grinnell Systems
> Hi all,
> was just fishing in old memories & graphics systems. We had in the
> 1980's a big fridge from Grinnell Systems as a frame buffer on a 11/34.
> Anybody remember those? Links to any documentation?
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