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NASA forgot to perform recovery testing
"Overnight, the space station's primary command and control computer, one of three identical computers on board, malfunctioned and automatically switched its functions to the no. 2 computer.
That computer then failed to communicate with the station's database. A reset performed by ground controllers seemed to work, but the system broke down again after several minutes. NASA may opt to switch to the no. 3 computer, but that could involve a delay of several hours.
``This basically puts the robotics activities on hold,'' said NASA spokesman James Hartsfield.
Tim Van Tongeren
Re: NASA forgot to perform recovery testing
There is a web site running around (it ran out of my bookmarks, at any rate) that had a monetary count of the drastic effects of not performing software testing on military/Nasa planes, rockets, etc. The last I saw it, it was up to 2.6 billion. It gave links to all of the news coverage for each item. Can someone forward this to me, please?
Thanks, I would greatly appreciate it.
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