Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Sep 2010 16:55 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... "Watch a Nasa shuttle burning a path into space or a video of Saturn's rings taken by the Cassini satellite and it's hard not to marvel at man's technological prowess. But the surprising truth is that space exploration is built on IT which lags many years behind that found in today's consumer gadgets and corporate PCs. To this day, Nasa still uses elements of technology that powered the moon landings of the 1960s and 1970s, while the International Space Station - the manned station circling the Earth 250 miles above our heads - relies on processors dating back more than two decades."
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RE: Radiation...
by braddock on Mon 27th Sep 2010 17:46 UTC in reply to "Radiation..."
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Well, half the article was about ground station upgrades. Can only really blame that on good old government institutional inertia seen in many other agencies.

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