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.Missions » ISS »