Internet from Space
Do u know the Internet is now accessible from Space.
Astronaut TJ Creamer(Astro_TJ) sent the first Tweet from Space on Jan 22,2009.
The Internet station is setup via Ku Radio Band . The Ku Band is commonly used for Satellite Communication purpose. However it is now providing Commercial Internet Service.
?The system will provide astronauts with direct private communications to enhance their quality of life during long-duration missions by helping to ease the isolation associated with life in a closed environment,? NASA stated in a press release announcing the upgrade. There will be more use of Internet from Space in Social Networking sites and others.