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Old November 12 2013, 01:54 PM   #14
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Re: How to pilot a Soyuz spess wessel

Awesome pictures and explanation and a bit scary that in the days of smartphones, touchscreens and everything digital people are still going into space in this.
True. You'd think that space agencies would be on the cutting edge of IT wouldn't you? We probably have the computing power to send cosmonaut-less vehicles into space .. so ...
We already do, and there is no reason to have overpowered computers in spacecraft. It's just a waste of energy. Your smartphone's battery runs out after a day.

Just because it's new and cool doesn't mean you actually need it in a spacecraft.
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