ISS astronaut finds NASA floppy disks in space

Recollects Windows 95? Perhaps they’ll discover the apparition of Clippy on the International Space Station, as well.

The International Space Station simply praised its twentieth commemoration, and European Space Agency space explorer and current ISS occupant Alexander Gerst found one little notice of that long history: an organizer brimming with old floppy plates.

In the event that you’re excessively youthful, making it impossible to recollect, floppy circles were at one time a noteworthy power in PC stockpiling. Presently they’re an obsolete image of processing wistfulness. Gerst tweeted a photograph of his entertaining find on Tuesday.

Gerst says he found a locker on the ISS that most likely hadn’t been opened for quite a while. One of the floppies is marked as containing Norton Utilities for Windows 95/98. Some have NASA images on the names.

Several the circles are titled “Team Personal Support Data Disk” with the names Shep and Sergei on them. These were likely for NASA space explorer William Shepherd and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who were both piece of the Expedition 1 group in 2000.

The floppy-plate oldie but a goodie is a fun notice of the ISS’s continuing inheritance that currently ranges two decades. Innovation has made considerable progress over that time, yet relics still remain.


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