NASA may not be emblazoning its shuttles with Formula One-style advertising slogans, but like Hollywood it seems to be sidling towards the odd sneaky bit of product placement. iPod Shuttle The new iPod Shuttle®. Picture copyright © Nasa The Reg reported last year on optimistic mutterings about the idea of NASA slapping …
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it is the Shatner rendition!
Not that new...
A quick search on the world's favourite data miner reveals e.g. http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=22762
This is interesting why, exactly? Couldn't give a monkey's toss if astronauts took sheet music and a chamber orchestra with them.
Wait. Actually, no. The chamber orchestra would be far more interesting than some eagle-eyed sadsack spotting an iPod in a NASA photograph. Too much time on his hands, no doubt.
What. Apple let them actually change the battery? !
Paris - cos she like's her ipod.
Why no lithium?
Why does lithium have to go?
So are the laptops used on space missions equipped with Li-Ion batteries, or are they running on alkalines as well?
--Paris icon because I'm sure she has many toys that take alkaline batteries.
@ Why no Lithium
Essentially, because the Shuttle and ISS are VERY enclosed spaces, and the contents of a lithium-ion battery are toxic, corrosive, flammable and potentially explosive. The risks aren't worth the weight and size benefits.
when they have an ipod that runs on a fuel cell...
looks more like a white zune to me ...
So it's true then?
It really is f***ing Rocket Science to change the batteries on an iPod.
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