My Favorite Apple

Macintosh Portable in space

Written By: Scott - Nov• 22•11

You know I’m crazy over the old 1989 Macintosh Portable, well did you know it ventured into outer space? Wonder how Apple worked that…The dates were August 2- 11, 1991.


It was the first commercial off-the-shelf portable computer used in space and the first to send an email from space, in 1991 aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43.

Here’s Apple’s details on the mission. Good history here.


Source: Wikipedia

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