“The Curiosity rover – which landed last night on Mars, remote controlled by a team of NASA scientists armed with MacBook Pros – runs on a RAD750 radiation-hardened single board computer,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.
“This computer, in turn, is based on the IBM PowerPC 750 CPU, which Intel first introduce on November 10, 1997,” Brownlee reports. “This CPU was used by Apple in many computers in the late 1990s, including the original iMac.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]
NASA control room packed with Apple Macs during Mars Curiosity rover landing – August 6, 2012