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Punch cards and tape drives, popular forms of computer memory in the 1960s, were too heavy to fly to space and couldn't withstand the journey anyway. 01:11
Core rope memory coded ones and zeros into magnets and wires woven on a specialized loom. 01:53
To represent a one, a worker weaved a wire through a magnetic donut. To represent a zero, the wire was woven outside of it. 02:18