Another wonderful example of the importance of funding basic research by capable people. It may not be possible to predict the outcome (it is a very different process from building a road) - but really innovative discoveries can have extremely important impacts. Otherwise, we'll just keep doing the same things over and over.
Yes, these are long-term theoretical projects; and today's world has little interest for them; too busy looking to develop the next gadget. But if somebody does not ask the Big questions, then we'll just become busy ants in our own colonies. Perish the thought!
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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