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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 04:56 PM
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NASA Extends the World Wide Web Out Into Space
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In other news, productivity on the ISS drops 87.7%....

MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-012

HOUSTON -- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week - personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection.

Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer made first use of the new system Friday, when he posted the first unassisted update to his Twitter account, @Astro_TJ, from the space station. Previous tweets from space had to be e-mailed to the ground where support personnel posted them to the astronaut's Twitter account.


"Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the
International Space Station -- the 1st live tweet
from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s"


This personal Web access, called the Crew Support LAN, takes advantage of existing communication links to and from the station and gives astronauts the ability to browse and use the Web. The system will provide astronauts with direct private communications to enhance their quality of life during long-duration missions by helping to ease the isolation associated with life in a closed environment.

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/jan/HQ_M10-011_Haw...
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