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Fedora in Space

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Looks like even big budget operations like NASA use free and open source software for their operations.

In a really entertaining blog post Red Hat staffer Jack Aboutboul provides alot of really neat detail about a recent trip to the Kennedy Space Center.

Aboutboul's mission? Well he wasn't going there to see if he was astronaut material, he was there to discover if NASA uses Red Hat and Fedora. As it turns out they do.

Okay, so as it turns out, NASA is using Fedora and RHEL. A Lot! I was
taken into the data center of the Telescience Lab, and got to see some
machines.

It is kind of neat that NASA uses Free Software in its operations and it just goes to show you that sometimes you can get more than you pay for...now if they could only find a cheaper way to launch a Space Shuttle.....

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