Curiosity runs on VxWorks

As the first images of the Mars Curiosity lander start pouring in, let’s talk about what operating system it runs. As I found out via Hacker News, the project runs on VxWorks, a very popular embedded operating system used for truly mission critical tasks. I’d love to know just how much work has gone into making it bug-free – this isn’t the kind of environment where you want code to fail.

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