Shuttle Computer Not Designed For New Year While in Flight
Posted on November 30, 2006 Comments (1)
NASA wants Discovery back from its 12-day mission by New Year’s Eve because shuttle computers are not designed to make the change from the 365th day of the old year to the first day of the new year while in flight.
The space agency has figured out a solution for the New Year’s Day problem, but managers are reluctant to try it since it has not been thoroughly tested.
I heard this on the radio this morning. Am I the only one that finds this fairly amazing?