Posts Tagged 'final frontier'

One Way Mission To Mars Planned For 2023

Mars-One, a European group is planning to begin to colonize Mars in 2023. Initially, no return to earth is planned, so all astronauts will agree to live out their lives on Mars. Four astronauts will be launched in 2022, and four more will join them every 2 years. There is much more detail about the mission on their web site.


NASA Shuts Down Its Last Mainframe

Networkworld reports –

This month marks the end of an era in NASA computing. Marshall Space Flight Center powered down NASA’s last mainframe, the IBM Z9 Mainframe.  For my millennial readers, I suppose that I should define what a mainframe is.  Well, that’s easier said than done, but here goes — It’s a big computer that is known for being reliable, highly available, secure, and powerful.  They are best suited for applications that are more transaction oriented and require a lot of input/output – that is, writing or reading from data storage devices.

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