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Wi-Fi, Now Available On the ISS

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the shipping-not-included dept.

Wireless Networking 142

Grant Henninger writes "Rejoice! The next time you have an extra $20 million and decide to visit the International Space Station you won't need to leave the window to tell all your friends how cool it is. The ISS now has a new Wi-Fi network, so all you'll need to do is fire up Twitterrific and announce how much better you are than your Earth-based friends."

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And we already know who is the ISP (4, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906019)

It has to be AT&T.

Can't wait to see the bills [wftv.com] on this one.

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (1)

phreakincool (975248) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906147)

Actually, its the new "at&t".

New AT&T, same logo (2, Funny)

davidwr (791652) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906179)

It's been 25 years and they are still using the same logo [wikipedia.org] .

You gotta admit though, it matches their corporate personality. They should've been using it all along.

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (4, Informative)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906771)

Funny you should mention that.

A /. article a few months ago found [slashdot.org] that sending a text message is about 4 times as expensive (per kilobyte) as retrieving data from the Hubble.

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (3, Funny)

Prof.Phreak (584152) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906901)

sending a text message is about 4 times as expensive (per kilobyte) as retrieving data from the Hubble.

Well then... given it's tax dollars, they probably implemented the wifi link via text messages :-)

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (1)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907239)

Well it certainly will feel like it when you factor in the latency.

Guy on ISS: Hey, what the heck? Why do I keep getting fragged before I even know it is coming!?! Ping time? Oh, let me check. One and a half seconds. Oh, I see. Local server, yes. Great idea. We'll have NASA send one up next time Soyuz docks....

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (4, Informative)

Miamicanes (730264) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907515)

Actually, the latency between ISS and anywhere on earth should theoretically be no worse than roughly double the time it would take to make a trip halfway around the earth via fiber. Remember, geostationary satellites have latency issues because they're about 28,000 miles away from Earth. The ISS is only about 200 miles up... approximately the distance between Miami and Orlando, or Paris and London. The only reason I even factored in as much time as I did is the fact that ISS moves relative to the earth, so in order to avoid breaking TCP/IP and give it an apparent fixed IP route to the rest of the internet, all traffic to and from it would have to pass through a single network point somewhere (probably Houston), then be forwarded via fiber to an uplink somewhere within the ISS's line of sight at that moment. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if the ISS's internet connectivity actually is implemented using more or less off the shelf cellular data technology (using NASA's frequencies, with higher-power transceivers spaced further apart, but the same general idea as CDMA or GPRS data). Then again, to cut costs, they might very well have implemented internet connectivity on the ISS by just adding two or three tracking dishes to it, and using the same satellites as VSAT internet, which WOULD subject them to the same drawbacks as terrestrial customers. God, can you imagine the headlines if ISS ended up getting FAP'ed?!? :D

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (1)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907811)

Well then... given it's tax dollars, they probably implemented the wifi link via text messages :-)

I was personally hoping they were going to implement it via RFC 1149 [faqs.org] (IP Over Avian Carrier)

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (1)

smallfries (601545) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907325)

Yeah but at least you get local rate up there...

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (2, Funny)

noidentity (188756) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906887)

And we already know who is the ISP. It has to be AT&T. Can't wait to see the bills on this one.

Yeah, they'll find it's cheaper to send the data up on hard drives.

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906975)

What the hell is wrong with you people? A black man was just charged with the rape of an 8 day old baby [myeyewitnessnews.com] and you people can only talk about Wifi? Get some priorities for fuck's sake!

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24907573)

other news from Africa at 11

Re:And we already know who is the ISP (1)

aperezbios (256515) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907539)

AT&T. Your World. Delivered. To Your World.

Proof (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906033)

That intelligent life has been found.

Nothing would bum our new alien overlords more than finding out our space stations ain't WiFi compatible.

China? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906053)

Now they won't have to smuggle viruses aboard on memory sticks... They can just point a dish at the ISS and jump on their network.

Re:China? (4, Funny)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906531)

Hey, on the plus side it's pretty much the only thing available for wardrivers in the area.

War-orbiting (5, Funny)

Tyger (126248) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906059)

Alright, who is going to be the first to start the new war-orbiting trend?

I wonder if it is an unsecured wireless network. Does being far above anyone else who could access your wireless network count as security through obscurity?

NASA will probably cooperate (5, Interesting)

davidwr (791652) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906217)

You just know that NASA will probably cooperate with a stunt like this. Heck, they may even hold a contest for engineering students: "Who can be the first to ping our wifi network from a ground station and hold the signal from horizon to horizon?"

Winning team gets a photo-op with NASA engineers, bragging rights, and job interviews when they graduate.

Runners-up have to be content with $250 cash prize and a promise NASA will actually read their resumes.

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (5, Funny)

amdpox (1308283) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906271)

I don't think a Pringles cantenna is going to be sufficient here... anyone got a spare grain silo laying around?

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (3, Interesting)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906355)

Actually, you might be wrong. As contests go, this would be fairly cool. There is some gear you can buy for telescopes that might do the trick. The ISS won't track across the sky in quite the same manner as a distant galaxy, but I'm sure it can be adapted to work. One cantenna might not be enough given the normal anomalies that plague people trying to communicate wirelessly through the atmosphere but then again, if you had several of them, spaced appropriately, all tracking the ISS you might be able to pull enough sig-2-noise to pull it off. I'm also reasonably certain that such arrays already exist, if configured slightly differently for different uses. It would be a good RF engineering project for colleges. 'more' is better, not bigger is better, in this case. I'd like to see this contest happen.

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906437)

Something new for SETI@home to do, breaking WIFI encryption.

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906461)

Ok... let's see if I can get all this in one comment. I think that it's possible, but difficult. Stationary satellites use frequencies that high that we communicate with. Hams communicate with lower frequency satellites that are moving all the time. Because the ISS is moving and the frequency is relatively high, I believe that there would be a Doppler shift problem. There shouldn't be a power problem. You should be able to get 10 minutes of line-of-sight at a time with nothing to interfere in between. So... good luck with that. Let me know how it goes.

Hams regularly talk with the ISS.... (4, Interesting)

Ellis D. Tripp (755736) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906849)

, which hosts an onboard amateur station using the callsign NA1SS:

http://www.arrl.org/ARISS/ [arrl.org]

Many of the astronauts have ham radio licenses.

Ham radio licensing is erosion of liberty. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24907531)

Now don't any of you slashtards use "orderly communications" as a reason for jack-booted thugs to knock your door down and force freedom of speech through the barrel of a gun.

Communications is initiated by custom. And if everyone wants to be Smokey or Boulevard Bob *honk *honk then don't talk to them is all I have to say. Every Ham operator I have seen is nothing more than a tyrant of opinions that "believes" and "shoulds" on everyone's shoulder as though he were a diplomat from Hell itself.

Licensing is libel.

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (3, Insightful)

dfjunior (774213) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907227)

Wouldn't the skin of the ISS function as a Faraday Cage and severely limit transmission of the Wi-Fi signal?

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (1)

JunoonX (1171445) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907691)

Your response made me think if the ISS is shielded in some way and the Wifi signal might just be limited to the internal station walls. Anyone know more details on if that is indeed the case?

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906395)

gah, I hit post too soon. Try this link http://products.wi-fiplanet.com/wifi/antenna/1066050927.html [wi-fiplanet.com] [wi-fiplanet.com]... there are others

Re:NASA will probably cooperate (2, Funny)

tcolberg (998885) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907323)

If they saw off one end of one of the ISS modules, they could make the largest cantenna ever!

Re:War-orbiting (3, Funny)

leviathan2k (1359209) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906247)

I can imagine the chaps on SpaceShipTwo making a fly-by with a laptop, just for the sake of it.

Re:War-orbiting (3, Funny)

Cathoderoytube (1088737) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906487)

I can only imagine. The ISS will get hit with a lawsuit by the RIAA because some freeloading college kids are accessing their network to download music.

Re:War-orbiting (2, Funny)

stinky wizzleteats (552063) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907707)

The very first thing I wondered after reading this was how many Pringles cans would turn skyward.

obligatory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906061)

did they even bother to secure it?

It's a long distance for wifi! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906071)

... Must be one hell of a cantenna.

This comment.... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906091)

was written in google chrome aboard the ISS!!!!1!!!1One!1

The real reason (3, Funny)

sleeponthemic (1253494) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906095)

Fresh pron. (That one tattered penthouse they were allowed to bring up is starting to fall apart).

So... (3, Funny)

nightglider28 (1243916) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906111)

New hobby: War-rocketing.

But is it WPA or WEP? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906127)

I hope they are using WPA to secure the connection, you know, because WEP is pretty useless for security.

Re:But is it WPA or WEP? (2, Funny)

jrockway (229604) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907657)

I hope they are using WEP so I can get a free connection the next time I am launched into orbit.

Internet in space? (1)

Vertana (1094987) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906137)

internet pr0nz!!1!

Extra $20 million (5, Funny)

bigtallmofo (695287) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906141)

The next time you have an extra $20 million...all you'll need to do is fire up Twitterrific and announce how much better you are than your Earth-based friends

The next time I have an extra $20 million, I won't need Twitterific or even a visit to the ISS to let my friends know how much better I am than them. I'll hire people to follow my friends around town to let them know that fact on an hourly basis.

If I may suggest... (3, Funny)

denzacar (181829) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906279)

...a slight upgrade to your plan?

Hire SUPERMODELS instead of mere "people".
You can thank me for this small and yet brilliant upgrade by paying me a small sum of US$ 181829.

Re:If I may suggest... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906825)

No, I would say that he should hire mere people for his friends and hire supermodels to follow HIM around and tell everyone how much better he is.

Re:Extra $20 million (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906583)

You mean the people that you would be calling your friends.

Do they have an Internet connection? (1)

d_jedi (773213) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906143)

It'd be neat if (ordinary) people could send messages to the astronauts on the station..

Re:Do they have an Internet connection? (2, Insightful)

PachmanP (881352) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906957)

Yeah but the 5 or 6 messages us earthbound folk would send would be drowned out in the noise of the millions of emails from a guy named Dick Strong telling them about ch3ap V1aGr4 and randome Nigerians.

Re:Do they have an Internet connection? (4, Interesting)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907475)

you already can... get a ham license and a 2 meter radio and packet TNC.

I send message to the astronauts on the ISS on a regular basis. you can leave a message in their TNC if they are not live chatting.

Cantenna (1)

BlackMesaLabs (893043) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906149)

Finally a use for my super-super-cantenna!

What's the WEP key? (1)

Trip6 (1184883) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906195)

I just built my own high-gain WLAN antenna I want to try out...

Re:What's the WEP key? (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906393)

No you didn't. If you had built your own high gain WLAN antenna, you would be asking for the WPA2 AES based key.

Certainly (2, Funny)

cefek (148764) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906199)

And NO CARRIER would actually mean something now.

I wonder... (1)

wilbury (820764) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906221)

Whether they have an on-line Internet, or its copy (the whole 'net on 24395432985 DVDs), or only the Internet without porn and mp3 (2 DVDs) :-D

No mention of internet connectivity (5, Insightful)

Workaphobia (931620) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906227)

There is nothing inherent in the phrase Wi-Fi that mandates that a network is Internet-connected. Indeed, nothing in the "article" suggests any access to the Internet from the station. This appears to just be an extension of their existing LAN.

Shit! (1)

martinw89 (1229324) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906283)

This only means they will get more viruses [slashdot.org] !

Re:Shit! (3, Funny)

willyhill (965620) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906775)

Alternatively, it also means they're not running Ubuntu... since they got wireless capabilities... /thanksi'llbehereallweektrytheveal

26th post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906291)

Sorry you fags I was a bit late.

Hope its encrypted.... (1)

thecheatah (977630) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906307)

Don't want the neighbors stealing our bw!

Network Stumbler (5, Funny)

DeadBugs (546475) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906343)

That would explain why every 90 minutes or so "ISS" pops up on my available networks and then promptly disappears.

Re:Network Stumbler (5, Funny)

spaceman375 (780812) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906947)

Can I borrow your antenna?

Re:Network Stumbler (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906971)

The parent post is a prime example of the need for a +6 score.

But you will have to speak Russian (5, Funny)

bornwaysouth (1138751) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906383)

I thought there are fears that once the Shuttles no longer service the ISS in 2010, then access to the ISS will be limited to nations that can say "Da, you can have Georgia" in Russian.

So your friends will have to accept you talking through a Russian interpreter. This may well improve the conversation. I mean, how often can you say 'The earth is a blue and white ball' without getting boring. Whereas, a mistranslation such as 'Why on earth are your balls blue and white?' will at least help.

Re:But you will have to speak Russian (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906645)

Of course, all of the tourists to date have gone up on Russian launches, so nothing will have changed.

Re:But you will have to speak Russian (2, Informative)

tftp (111690) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907015)

A Russian equivalent of "ball" would be "shar" which means spheroid, or a football / tennis ball, and nothing else. Plural of this word is equally harmless. To get to the ball(2) [merriam-webster.com] that was assumed in your mistranslation you'd have to translate "egg".

Re:But you will have to speak Russian (1)

bornwaysouth (1138751) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907319)

Thanks, comrade. I would never say the Earth looks like a blue and white egg. The next step would be to scan nearby space for Great A'Tuin. If one had the sheer bad luck to see the turtle, it would almost certainly be classified as a Russian State Secret, and you would never be seen again.

Is it free? (5, Funny)

snikulin (889460) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906405)

My 20 mil contract does not say anything about WiFi. Should I buy a cup of coffee to use it?

wifi network ~= internet connection (3, Insightful)

catmistake (814204) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906413)

contrary to what the summary suggests, wifi doesn't mean internet connection.

no carrier (2, Funny)

floatingrunner (621481) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906545)

in space, no one can hear you... ahh. forget it

Sounds pretty cool but... (3, Funny)

gozu (541069) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906559)

Shouldn't they have fiber by now?

That's what they get for trusting the U.S telcos to deliver.

Proctor & Gamble + NASA = WIN! (1)

tonytnnt (1335443) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906567)

Finally! The ISS is available to everyone with a Pringles can and a pigtail!

Hmm, it'd be a stretch...but might be doable. (4, Interesting)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906595)

It looks like it might actually be possible to connect to ISS wifi from earth. The ISS is around 350km above the surface, and current records for surface to surface links are a little bit larger than that [cnet.com] .

The surface to surface number is for two custom endpoints, not one standard, one custom, doesn't have to deal with the ionosphere, and was between two stationary locations; but it suggests that the challenge isn't insurmountable. A radio astronomer could probably eat this one for breakfast.

In related news.... (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906815)

... the next supply shipment on the Soyuz will include Pringles

Re:Hmm, it'd be a stretch...but might be doable. (1)

etinin (1144011) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907747)

Well, you forget that the station orbit is quite quick and by the time you lock on their signal, they'll probly be above the other side of the planet.

Re:Hmm, it'd be a stretch...but might be doable. (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907901)

The ISS does 15.77 orbits per day, says wikipedia. A day is 24 hours or 86,400 seconds, so one ISS orbit is ~5480 seconds. If the ISS is visible from a given ground station for 25% of its orbit(a pessimistic estimate for a reasonably sited station), then one has ~ 1370 seconds, or just under 23 minutes to establish a lock during each orbit.

Keeping a directional antenna focused on such a target would not be trivial but, particularly as the ISS follows a predictable trajectory, it'd be the kind of nontrivial than engineers do all the time.

The ISS is no geostationary comms satellite; but its orbital period is easily long enough to lock quite modestly engineered equipment onto.

Wired satellites? (2, Funny)

Attila the Bun (952109) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906615)

I had assumed the ISS was wireless already...

Netgear's new ad campaign... (2, Funny)

Newer Guy (520108) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906639)

Netgear wireless routers-they're out of this world!

Re:Netgear's new ad campaign... (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906783)

Netgear wireless routers-they're out of this world!

I noticed that in the story as well. Then I thought "you can't even buy advertising like that" - until I figured they probably did buy their spot on the ISS.

Either way, very keen placement of their name in the article.

Contact via Ham Radio (1)

ireallylovelinux (589360) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906647)

I'll ask them about it next time they passover with my amateur radio rig. W9BJH

SuperRangeMax? (1)

tonytnnt (1335443) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906657)

Anybody know the operable range of an 802.11g signal in space?

Safe place for p2p (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906711)

PirateBay is about to move in.

wow. What an incredible waste (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906731)

My tax dollars hard at work. Can we de-orbit the ISS money pit now?

About time! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24906765)

Great news! That means I don't have to use my cantenna anymore!
All that calculating and nanometer-scale positioning it to where my house and router was for those few seconds gets on your nerves after a while..

So... (1)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906799)

So does this mean that I can actually frag an astronaut in a FPS? Or pwn them in WoW? Wouldn't that give you bragging rights...

Re:So... (1)

PachmanP (881352) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907013)

Well not really. The lag would be a pretty intense, so the astronaut would have a decent excuse.

How are the pings? (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906903)

Can we play Quake on ISS' Internet?

First Message (5, Funny)

PPH (736903) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906907)

To: Gfnnrzx
From: Plftspnk
Subject: New WiFi Hot Spot

Hey dude! I was cruising thru the wasteland in my saucer and I found this great open hot spot. Its right near that crazy pile of junk orbiting planet Irth. Just pull up behind them, so they won't see your ship and you can log your laptop onto the Irth Internet and download lots of cool homosapien p0rn. Also, log onto this site called Slashdot and post something about welcoming alien overlords. They'll get a kick out of it.

Later, dude.

P.S.: What's a lap, anyway?

Re:First Message (4, Funny)

Kjella (173770) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907233)

Sure, why not. It was established already in Independence Day that aliens use IPv4, so they should just be able to hook right up.

Re:First Message (3, Funny)

slimjim8094 (941042) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907347)

Damnit, we're running out fast enough as it is!

TEH ALIENS ARE GONNA STEAL ALL OUR ADDRESSSPACE!!! /doomsday

Re: unusual finding. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24907557)

To: Plftspnk
From: Gfnnrzx
Subject: Earth porn

When did they started calling the 21-fingered Irthlings "male" and the pouched Irthlings "female." Also, why are the Irthlings *physically* trying to create hybrid caanid, hybrid equine, and hybrid icthyos? Should we consult our overlords of Chyna, the greys, to allow this? Get back to me.

well... (1)

onionlee (836083) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906991)

seems that it would be hard if it were wired... >_>

Space pranks (1)

iMySti (863056) | more than 5 years ago | (#24906999)

Some ISS jokester is gonna connect to someone down on Earth and start speaking in clicks and gurgs. CONTACT!

Practical use? (1)

FrostDust (1009075) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907117)

It seems to me this was installed so astronauts could enter data/comminucate from anywhere, but my question is, why would they have that need? The ISS is not that a dynamic environment; the labs, command center, bunks, etc. don't change that often.

Any info that would have to be quickly communicated from an arbitrary point on the station ("Oh no, a random piece of equipment is failing!") doesn't seem like the type that is complex enough to require entry into a computer. And any complex data that needed digital storage, like mentioned above, would probably occur in areas already wired for network access, or isn't time-critical enough that it couldn't be uploaded later.

Beyond allowing astronauts to blog/webconference from anywhere they wish, it seems that this "improvement" isn't exactly all that beneficial.

Re:Practical use? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24907371)

Weight? I realize that these may not be COTS hardware, but comparing USB wifi to ethernet cable, the former is far less. Wifi connections between modules in the future? Also might save on wall space to be able to have a mobile laptop rather than fixed terminal everywhere you might need one.

Get the ISS flight plan (2, Funny)

carboncopy79 (619156) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907119)

For those who are really serious about (or nuts enough) trying to pick up ISS wifi signal.

Check out when ISS will appear over your head using heaves-above.com [heavens-above.com]

Enter your coordinates and it will let you know exactly when and where it will appear over your horizon.

Re:Get the ISS flight plan (1)

plover (150551) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907433)

I don't know if your link to "Heaves-Above" was a typo, Freudian slip, or an intentional joke, but I like it a lot!

But the real question is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24907201)

...is it secured? We certainly do not want any alien species leeching our bandwidth.

Texting (1)

astarf (1292110) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907249)

And yet, the cost of sending all that data back to Earth is still probably cheaper than what my phone company charges for text messaging.

In Space, no one can hear you blog. (1)

xous (1009057) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907257)

In Space, no one can hear you blog.

iPwned. (1)

Roskolnikov (68772) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907341)

so which cell carrier is going to be the first to send a microcell up?
This also means that iphone and ipod touch can now purchase music and apps from Itunes in orbit, wonder who gets dibs on that one....

"all you'll need to do is fire up Twitterrific" (1)

bigplrbear (1179259) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907503)

In space, nobody can hear you tweet

Essid (1)

jbailey999 (146222) | more than 5 years ago | (#24907679)

Just remember to load kismet onto the laptop first. The essid is probably hidden, and the person who knows it isn't due back for 6 months...

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  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>