Can the astronauts on the ISS get the internet?

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Can the astronauts on the ISS get the internet?
« on: 12/09/2010 15:30:02 »
@mykie213 asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Can the astronauts at the space station get the internet?

Maybe they'd like to listen to Naked Scientists podcast!

What do you think?
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Can the astronauts on the ISS get the internet?
« Reply #1 on: 13/09/2010 09:19:24 »
@mykie213 asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Can the astronauts at the space station get the internet?

Maybe they'd like to listen to Naked Scientists podcast!

What do you think?
Communications, who would be their ISP?
Do you think they might want voice over IP?
Do you think they may have dialup, cable, fiberoptic hi speed or short wave?

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Can the astronauts on the ISS get the internet?
« Reply #2 on: 26/12/2010 01:31:47 »
Apparently they do get access to the Internet but it is very slow due to the massive amount of security involved in preventing viruses getting on board.  I seem to recall a previous podcast indicating that the speed is that of the old dial up modems.  [;D]
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« Reply #3 on: 27/12/2010 02:56:11 »
Good, then they can join us :)
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« Reply #4 on: 27/12/2010 06:10:45 »
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« Reply #5 on: 27/12/2010 14:22:33 »
I am pretty sure NASA have folk who stop by occasionally to see what folk are up to here as it is a pretty good source of free ideas.   [:P]
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (Einstein)