[SIGCIS-Members] NASA contributions to computer development

David C. Brock dcb at dcbrock.net
Fri May 31 12:27:12 PDT 2019

NASA was a sponsor of Englebart’s lab at SRI. NASA also funded work in computer graphics and animation. NASA’s JPL is an important site in the history of computer animation.

Just a couple of quick thoughts...
David C. Brock
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> On May 31, 2019, at 1:48 PM, Alex Roland <alex.roland at duke.edu> wrote:
> Friends:
>           I have been a passive member of SIGCIS for many years now, even though I am no longer an active researcher in the field.  Still, I follow your correspondence with great interest.  I am writing now because I have received an inquiry from a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who is interested in NASA’s historical contributions to computer development.  I know from research on my book Strategic Computing: DARPA and  the Quest for Machine Intelligence, 1983-1993 (2002) that NASA was involved in the Federal High Performance Computing Program in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  I do not, however, know of other significant contributions by NASA to computer development.  If anyone knows of such contributions, I would be happy to know about them.
> Thanks,  Alex Roland
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