Strategic Air Command command post, circa 1970s.
Great article about what could be the first instance of digital art in history!
The creation of SAGE
SAGE Air Defense System, TIME Magazine
Sage Air Defense System, LIFE Magazine
According to a blog I turned up in a reverse image-search, this is a picture of the Synchrophasotron control center at the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia, circa 1968.
IBM Sage Control room
Keeping watch over the eastern coast, from Philadelphia to Nova Scotia.
The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) was an automated control system for tracking and intercepting enemy bomber aircraft used by NORAD from the late 1950s into the 1980s. In later versions, the system could automatically direct aircraft to an interception by sending instructions directly to the aircraft’s autopilot.
I’m obliged to reblog all SAGE-related posts, it’s one of my favorite technological feats ever.
Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) console.