On the opposite, I am in shock to realise it is already that old. I mean, when I was a kid I roughly had encounter with tubes, as a teen age I started to buy my own audio system which were solid state, the transistor technology could do the same with much lower power and already much smaller component and chassis... That was in it self good progress. When I started my electronic training, we barely touched tube technology and spend much greather time studying solid state/transistor technology. When we actually got to the actual trade trainig, some of the newer technology we played with was ICs and ICs, very few transistors! Tons of ICs on a circuit board, unbeleivable. Most newer gear I was working on involved masses of ICs with the odd transistors circutry.Only 50? It almost feels not right.
I definitely agree, many of the technology advances are directly related to space programs development.ICs were probably another thing the space program helped to a speedy development.
I'd keep that catalog in good shape if I were you.I have a NASA IC catalog from the early 60s, with all the ones they used, or maybe even all the ones in the world LOL.