NASA: In Space, Nobody Can Use An iPad

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One gets from the post No Plans for iPads in Space, NASA Says that it will be a long, long, very long time before an iPad will be allowed on ISS. Why? Let’s term it obsessive-compulsive cautiousness. NASA seems concerned that any iPad on the ISS could either melt-down or explode, causing loss of the space station. Who knew iPads were so powerful?

It seems a shame that an agency that once led in pushing technological innovation–heck, NASA was critical to the rapid growth of the integrated circuit business in the 60’s–is sadly unable play that role any longer. In the meantime, the FAA has approved the use of iPads by flight crews in lieu of paper charts.

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  1. I saw you closed the comments on the China upshifting story. I see your approach is:

    Let people comment
    Close comments

    • Jimbo,

      Before we had a good spam filter, I closed comments to keep down the amount of junk I had to toss-out every few hours. Comments are back open.

      It’s is however interesting that, instead of asking me why comments were closed, you assumed the worst in me…as though I don’t want you to comment. Why would you automatically assume the worst in a person?

      But I tried to send you a response about this via email. It seems your email address is incorrect. Please use a correct email address in your next comment or all of your comments will be deleted as spam.


  2. I apologize. Other bloggers have a habit of doing this. I should not have assumed the worst in this case. I’m sorry.

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