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Tweet From Space

Well, Twitter can officially say now that it is not just restricted to Planet Earth. Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer used the new upgrade to the space station to directly update his Twitter status on the International Space Station. Their had been tweets before that had been emailed down to Earth and then tweeted but nothing directly from space.

Crew Support LAN is the technology behind this galactic tweet. Just added to the ISS today, it allows astronauts to browse the internet while through a laptop on the ISS wirelessly connected to a desktop on the ground. The exact wording is as such:
[QUOTE]During periods when the station is actively communicating with the ground using high-speed Ku-band communications, the crew will have remote access to the Internet via a ground computer. The crew will view the desktop of the ground computer using an onboard laptop and interact remotely with their keyboard touchpad.[/QUOTE]

Read [TechCrunch]

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