Space: the final frontier. Now with Apple tablets and Angry Birds. According to CollectSPACE, two iPads and an Angry birds plush toy (the red one) will be on their way to the International Space Station on two Russian spacecraft, launching soon. The two iPads will join an unmanned resupply vehicle and will launch on the 30th of October. The plush toy will be aboard a manned vehicle, with three crew members, leaving Earth for the International Space Station on the 13th of November. The iPads will be used to supplement the iPod speakers that the crew already have on board, therefore, for entertainment only, and the plush toy will be used for verification that they are indeed in space. How will a plush toy do that, you may ask. It will float.
They've taken over the world, now it's time for space.
This will be the first time tablets will be on the ISS, where previously, it has been equipped with laptops, iPods and even an iPhone. Of course, since tablets have proved useful in the field of science, particularly in the medical field, NASA is now exploring the usage of tablets in space. The plush toy was chosen by the daughter of one of the cosmonauts on the mission. According to custom, they carry some type of charm into space to indicate that they have indeed successfully reached space. This time, the plush toy was chosen and its return was insisted upon. This will be the first time Angry Birds and iPads will have gone to space. It is not known whether the iPads will have Angry Birds built into them yet.
Published Date: Oct 29, 2011 11:53 am | Updated Date: Oct 29, 2011 11:53 am