Sydney Morning Herald: Having conquered Earth, Apple’s iPod now appears to be extending its reach into space. At least one fourth-generation iPod is in use at the International Space Station, as evidenced by the photograph. The picture shows European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter, a flight engineer, conducting an experiment to determine the impact of weightlessness on the cardiovascular system.The iPod doesn’t appear to be used as part of the experiment – it’s more likely that it’s used for recreational purposes.
(…) The iPod was first spotted by the spaceref.com website. The photo was posted on the NASA website on November 29.
This isn’t the first time an iPod has made its way to space. Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist, wrote in her blog that she took an iPod on her September space trip. (…)
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