Friday, August 11, 2017

The “Internet” in Space

Earlier in the year, NLM director Dr. Patricia Brennan commented in her blog that there is no internet in space, making NLM services unusable to future colonists and space explorers at this time.    However, Vint Cerf, an internet pioneer, corrected her.  See this blog post from July 18, 2017.
I found this information fascinating.  Just think of the ultimate in outreach – searching PubMed on Mars and beyond. I wonder what the Surgeon General of the Army who first started the collection in 1836 would think.
                                            Rover "Curiosity" on Mars.  Photo from NASA

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