Friday, May 23, 2008

You've Got (Space) Mail!

I recently read about "Interplanetary IP Communication", or the internet in space, on Google's Blog, and interestingly enough, there's already something similar occurring with NASA and their Mars Rover program. Instead of WWW (World Wide Web), NASA has a interplanetary network called the Deep Space Network (think there's a Not so catchy.) The DSN uses several receivers/transmitters that are on and orbiting the Earth and Mars (and a research ship inbetween).

Initial Reaction: Screw Space Internet and get that World-Wide Wifi up and running!

Informed Reaction: Turns out the research involved is expected to have commercial/terrestrial spin-offs. Sweet.

For more information, check out's article.

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