NASA Tests First Deep-Space Internet

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posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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This is a big milestone for mankind. Internet in space. This discovery goes well along with the future human vision of colonizing other planets. If not that then atleast we now have a new protocol to communicate from earth to space. When man lands on the Moon again or Mars, this will be an important tool of communication to us


I see 500 years from now, when people spread out in the galaxy, they will be one big society due to space internet. This is the internet revolution that is already happening on Earth.


NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.

Working as part of a NASA-wide team, engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., used software called Disruption-Tolerant Networking, or DTN, to transmit dozens of space images to and from a NASA science spacecraft located about more than 32 million kilometers (20 million miles) from Earth.

"This is the first step in creating a totally new space communications capability, an interplanetary Internet," said Adrian Hooke, team lead and manager of space-networking architecture, technology and standards at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Source: www.jpl.nasa.gov...




posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 12:19 AM
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Will be awesome when we see youtube videos of of space men lasering old women in the streets of manhatten, from mars lol.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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hey they want you on the space station without any hanky panky

I would say the internet would be welcome to those folks.

although I think you would find the expenditures to procure this service would be very high indeed for people in space

even if it was just a dating site where two people meet , can you imagine someone saying hi from space and not being freaked out when you meet, though i will say
most of the people I met online seemed alien like, not at all human.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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although I think you would find the expenditures to procure this service would be very high indeed for people in space


I remember internet was very expensive when it first came out here. So were the cell phones. So I am sure space internet would also become cheap in some time



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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productivity on the ISS will drop tenfold when the astronaughts get onto facebook!




posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 01:39 AM
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i wonder if eventually they can get live webcams on satellites or something. OR even a spaceship. how awesome would that be. hell, nasa could probably pay for itself with the website if they throw some ads on it.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 01:46 AM
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I think that the new technology that was found that transmits radio waves faster then the speed of light will make internet and many others things possible that we had previously not dreamed of.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:00 AM
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Originally posted by rayzr
productivity on the ISS will drop tenfold when the astronaughts get onto facebook!




I could see it now...


- "(Insert actual astronaut): 8:54am, flying over europe right now LOL"
- "(Insert actual astronaut): 9:08am, doing my daily exercises with (insert other astronaut) OMG HAHA
- "(Insert actual astronaut): 9:23, omgad me and so and so are totallly floating right now.. cause were in space... HAHAH
- "(Insert actual astronaut): 9:39, misssssss yooooouuuu sweeeettttyyyyyyy
- "(Insert actual astronaut): 9:48, wish I was at the beacH! Instead im flying around the earth! HAHA OMGAD NOONE DOES THAT LOLL~


if theyre anything like the majority of idiots of who use facebook like this, the spacestation will crash itself in spite.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:03 AM
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if theyre anything like the majority of idiots of who use facebook like this, the spacestation will crash itself in spite.


Then ofcourse the astronauts can watch porn in space !

On the other hand, Facebook will help the astronuats stay in touch with thier families and friends (or Twitter ) or with Email through the internet, and we can read daily blogs about thier research.




[edit on 8-7-2009 by sunny_2008ny]



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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Haha, yeah i can see it!

Add friend request Houston,

'Houston we have a problem.......... Steve's stealing my bandwidth again!'



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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If my calculations are correct, at its closest it would take about three minutes for a signal to get to mars, which means six minutes round trip. I think faster than light technologies would have to be employed in order to do anything other than browsing web pages (very, very slowly, I might add).



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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This is an interesting article that says how astronauts may coomunicate in the future using the delay tolerant protocol. As said in this thread, it is however not faster than light.


The first permanent node of the “interplanetary internet” has been installed and tested out aboard the International Space Station, in what NASA officials say is the first step to a communication system that could one day span the solar system

In just a few months, astronauts will be able to tweet live from the international space station. “NASA is trying to leverage the popularity of Twitter to get its message out,” said [researcher] Kevin Gifford…. “To tweet from space will have a lot of glitz value

While the Earth-bound internet uses a protocol called TCP/IP to allow distant machines to communicate over cables, the ISS payload uses delay-tolerant networking (DTN), which is being developed to cope with the patchy coverage in space that arises when spacecraft pass behind planets or suffer power outages [New Scientist]. The new DTN protocol doesn’t expect constant communication between machines, as the TCP/IP protocol does. Instead, data is transmitted from node to node in bundles, and each node is instructed to hold on to its bundle until it can communicate with another node that is able to receive the data.

Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by LiquidLight
If my calculations are correct, at its closest it would take about three minutes for a signal to get to mars, which means six minutes round trip. I think faster than light technologies would have to be employed in order to do anything other than browsing web pages (very, very slowly, I might add).



Realistically, when your hurtling through space... a 3 minute wait time for a page to load... aint actually that bad.



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 03:16 AM
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Realistically, when your hurtling through space... a 3 minute wait time for a page to load... aint actually that bad.


They could also have cached interent content in space, that is updated maybe 3 times a day. That will help them surf websites with a real time feeling. That does not take care of real time communication though



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 04:03 AM
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LOL @ Space Internet.


Not a one liner.

www.arts.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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No wait you forgot the best one:

(insert astronaut here): DUDE FIRST POST!!! LOL
(insert astronaut here): what r u like 12?
(insert astronaut here): Man that Alien craft outside the window is SOOO CGI....Hoax!



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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my question is...

will it be controlled and censored or do we have free reign in terms of content?



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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The big question is.....

Will you one day be able to play Call of Duty against someone in space?



posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 11:30 PM
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will it be controlled and censored or do we have free reign in terms of content?


I think since NASA is involved there will be a firewall in space for secure coomunications between astronuats and the ground. So sensitive information wont be accesable to public.

But social networking may happen, by Facebook, email or blogs where astronuats can communicate with the public at large and post information like photos etc that can be posted for the public to view





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