Astronauts finally get Internet access in space

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  1. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Good for them, they can pre-order the Apple tablet from Space. I wonder what their latency is? I also wonder if they can DL porn up there. I have a good joke, but I'll hold it in fear of a mod putting the smack down on me.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9DCUQVG1&show_article=1

     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is good news for astronauts. However, I am surprised it took so long
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  3. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    If any of my tax dollars go toward astronauts doing "farm town", I'm going to be mad. Macrumors and risque websites are ok.
     
  4. ethical macrumors 68000

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    How long till they start tweeting? :p

    Astro_lad88: "@FlyMe2DaMoon forgot to put the toilet seat down again. FML"

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    Damn. Just read the article. That ruined my joke!
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Since they are over our heads that would be uploading!
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I hope they're allowed to look at porn. They're up there in space away from their significant others for months at a time, they need some sort of release!

    Actually, on second thought, it might not be necessary. There are male and female astronauts up there, right? Maybe the spouses back home give them the OK to cheat. I bet doing it in zero g would be fun. :D
     
  7. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I wonder why they could not just hook into any of the satellite internet providers?

    You are so funny.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because they would still have to have line of sight to the satellites. Those sats are positioned over the US, while the ISS orbits the planet, which means the ISS would have a very small timespan of which they could possibly have LOS to those sats and a usable connection, if it was even possible at all.

    Plus, NASA probably wanted something that they knew was secure.
     
  9. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    So when's the first hacker going to blow an airlock or crash the space station?:eek:
     
  10. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Facebook status: "So today I floated in space, and I did a space walk..the food is disgusting yet i'm still stuck in outer space..I wish there was a mcdonald's in space, oh did i tell you guys i'm in space! woooo" :p
     
  11. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    budum tshhh
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It would have to be coming from servers at NASA that is uplinked. I doubt they will give them a wide open pipe. How do they contact the ISS now, isn't it satellite relays that track them. I don't think they have dead zones anymore.
     
  13. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Don't be a jerk.
     
  14. canes960 macrumors 6502

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    That is amazing. I want to be on Farmville in space.
     

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