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(Wired)   Hackers help NASA   (wired.com) divider line 14
    More: Ironic, NASA, Ames Research Center, Lunar Orbiter, lunar orbit, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, dynamic range, Usenet, spy satellites  
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2014-04-25 09:43:46 AM  
They're flying the Skunkworks flag. That's old-school awesome.
 
2014-04-25 09:46:30 AM  
There's not a single ironic thing about the project described in the article.

People got together parts and spent a long time recovering massive amounts of data to reconstruct the high resolution pictures the early lunar orbiters took.  It's a great project, and precisely what one would expect NASA to do.
 
2014-04-25 09:48:08 AM  
So much win. I can't even imagine the effort it took just to read the tapes, let alone do anything with the information.
 
2014-04-25 09:50:16 AM  

Iszael: There's not a single ironic thing about the project described in the article.

People got together parts and spent a long time recovering massive amounts of data to reconstruct the high resolution pictures the early lunar orbiters took.  It's a great project, and precisely what one would expect NASA to do.


I think the ironic thing is that NASA used to be a standard hacker target. Hacking NASA was earning your stripes, to a degree. It's the helping that's ironic.
 
2014-04-25 10:51:39 AM  
Apollo in 1969.
Shuttle in 1981.
Nothing in 2011.
Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time.
-NDT
 
2014-04-25 11:00:44 AM  

OnlyM3: Apollo in 1969.
Shuttle in 1981.
Nothing in 2011.
Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time.
-NDT


While he's had an incredibly impressive career his smarminess as of late is really starting to grind my gears.
 
2014-04-25 12:21:28 PM  
FTFA

"After kluging through countless engineering problems (try finding a chemical substitute for whale oil to lubricate tape heads), the LOIRP team was able to single out and reproduce the famous earthrise image. "

This makes me wonder just  how much whale oil nasa used during the Apollo missions.

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2014-04-25 01:20:02 PM  
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Approves.
 
2014-04-25 02:24:18 PM  
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2014-04-25 04:48:07 PM  
The most interesting thing in this article is learning that NASA raises chickens.
 
2014-04-25 09:16:00 PM  

aerojockey: The most interesting thing in this article is learning that NASA raises chickens.


If by NASA, you mean a former NASA employee, then yes.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that they did, though.
 
2014-04-26 12:52:26 AM  
Despite the grammatical errors and typos in the article, I loved the direct quotes, including the F-bomb and the candid comments about the NASA safety guys.
 
2014-04-26 02:03:02 AM  
So these guys are bypassing active firewalls and other cybersecurity measures to access backend systems and closely guarded information? No? Then they're not motherf*cking hackers. Words have meanings.
 
2014-04-26 02:52:35 AM  

HotWingAgenda: So these guys are bypassing active firewalls and other cybersecurity measures to access backend systems and closely guarded information? No? Then they're not motherf*cking hackers. Words have meanings.


They certainly do.
 
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