"Space exploration is hard, not least because of how difficult it is to
communicate. Astronauts need to talk to mission control, ideally by
video communication, and space vehicles need to send back data they
gather, preferably at high speed and with little delay as possible. At
first, space missions designed and carried their own distinct
communications systems; that worked well enough, but it wasn’t exactly a
paragon of efficiency. Then one day in 1998, the internet pioneer Vinton
Cerf imagined a network that could offer a richer capacity to serve the
growing number of people and vehicles in space. The dream of an
interplanetary internet was born."
Via Esther Schindler.
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics