[linux-elitists] Space Shuttle Chases Hobbled Hubble (fwd)

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre@deirdre.net
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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