Connecting to a LEGO Robot via the Interplanetary Internet

By Keith Cowing
Posted November 11, 2012 7:33 PM

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams recently controlled an ESA rover in Germany from the International Space Station in a joint test of a communication protocol designed for interplanetary spaceflight.

The new disruption-tolerant network is similar to the Internet that is allowing you to read this text – but space agencies need an even more robust communications system for space travel.

Read more: Connecting to a LEGO Robot via the Interplanetary Internet – SpaceRef.

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