[linux-elitists] Space Shuttle Chases Hobbled Hubble (fwd)
Mon Dec 20 11:46:19 PST 1999
Forwarded from a fellow member. ;)
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"That's because the Martians keep shooting things down." -- Harlan Rosenthal
<Harlan.Rosenthal@Dialogic.com>, retorting in Risks Digest 20.60
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - After racing the calendar to
avoid any Y2K computer crisis, the astronauts of space shuttle
Discovery made it into orbit on the last possible day only to suffer a
far more familiar computer glitch.
``I can't get the e-mail,'' radioed astronaut John Grunsfeld to Mission
Control shortly after the crew woke up on Monday morning. ``It's just
coming out as x's and o's.''
Grunsfeld struggled with the Windows-based application and a balky
printer for much of the morning.
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