NASA Used A Lot Of MacBooks To Get The Curiosity Rover To Mars

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NASA's heroes in the Mission Control room working from their Macs

Did you hear that we touched down on Mars? Again. Late last night NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully carried out a very challenging landing on Mars so that it can explore the red planet and send data back to Earth.

How’d it get there? First there was a bunch of rocket science stuff that we don’t really understand, but the landing sequence was guided and watched by a bunch of NASA brainiacs on their MacBooks Pros. Who says hipsters are the only ones that use a Mac?

Here’s another picture of the NASA MacBook setup:

Source: Reddit

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5 responses to “NASA Used A Lot Of MacBooks To Get The Curiosity Rover To Mars”

  1. Joel Alvim says:

    Probably running Parallels or Bootcamp ;)

  2. marsk says:

    Looks like NASA run the whole landing operation inside a Apple store genius bar :)

  3. assyrianpride says:

    lol those are old ones. well theres an example of apple quality!

  4. carloborja says:

    Well, I could spot one badass guy on a Windows PC.

  5. NewJohnny says:

    I was surprised to see so many macs but if you watch closely, you can see a lot are thin terminals connecting to a Citrix server. It seems they bought them for the classy hardware.

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