Google Nexus S working hard on the space shuttle

Google Nexus S working hard on the space shuttle
The last manned space shuttle mission took a couple of Google Nexus S handsets into space. The handsets are being used to see how humans can interact in space with robots helping them live and do experiments. The Android flavored phones are also being used by NASA to upgrade three volleyball sized satellites called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, of course!). The pair of Nexus S units take the place of astronauts when it comes to recording sensor data and capturing video footage. According to Google, in the future the smartphones might control the movement of the SPHERES using the IOIO board and the Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) could also be used.

The pair of Google Nexus S phones also run diagnostics for the SPHERES thanks to an app built by Google engineers. You can also install the app on your Android phone running Froyo or higher. It's called the Sensor Data Logger and is available for free from the Android Market. The app allows you to collect measurements from available sensors while recording video or taking photos in time-lapse mode. For more information, you can go straight to the NASA website which details more information on the use of smartphones in space.

source: Google

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20 Comments

2. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Bada more like haha that crap is a joke an nasa likes android because it is open source google an android is an american OS

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

first, bada is a really good OS. Check it out before you say anything. Second, i know that NASA used an american OS, thats an easy decision, but why not choose WP7 if it is such a good OS everyone seems to be saying ?

6. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

bada sucks get a real phone hell even a blackberry would be better then that junk

13. HeyBadaBadaSwingBadaBada

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Yea its a good thing they didn't go with bada. Such a bloated, inefficient OS.

16. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

anti bada man xD

17. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Swedish people aren't very bright, are they?

20. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Of course they are, maybe you aren't miz ? Can you stop with this nonsense ?

5. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

What's wrong with mentioning bada ? It was just kinda of a joke, didn't you get that ?

7. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Yes that is all he talks about BADA sucks this fool said Wave 3 is gonna be better than next nexus that just tell you that he is an idiot

18. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Where did i say he WAve 3 would have better specifications than the Nexus Prime ????? I did not write that, that is something you are making up ! But still, the wave 3 is awesome in specifications.

11. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Awww, come on now sweetheart, dry your eyes. What's a comment from PeterfromSweden without a little love for Bada? Maybe you love your blackberry, Win7, iPhone or Android phone, but others may have a different preference. I've never used it, but eventually Peter may sell me on it! Maybe you could shut your own mouth, considering everyone on this site hates either Android or iOS and nobody's telling anyone to stop mentioning those. Besides, nobody wants to listen to someone who's not even registered on Phone Arena. Go read Engadget

12. dancore

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

I just registered u stupid @$$ i am open to all os jus stop the BADA pun on every songler post on PA, if u sweat peter, ur prob. Just sto the BADA PUN, its not funny anymore.

8. G-Reg unregistered

Jason nailed it on the head. ITS OPEN SOURCE! "why not bada, why not wp7" SERIOUSLY??!! And saying it’s because it American is just freaking hilarious. If our country really had that attitude,in any aspect,our econ, wouldn’t be where it’s at. Instead of required email, there needs required IQ.

9. dancore

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Exactly, im just fed up with the BADA crap.

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Bada is chit!!!!! No good OS..

19. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Your wrong there, bada is in fact very good OS. Check it out before you say anything negative !

23. symbian crap unregistered

peter i love ur comments rather the people agree or not u always make me laugh only due to ur comments i also bought wave 2 its nice and smooth os AND ALL THE f**kERS STOP TROLLING PETER

24. koreampuff unregistered

I have nothing again Bada and I'm all for it being an OS with great potential. Plus there's also a matter of pride since it's Korean and I'm Korean; Of course, I don't think it's yet on par with Android in levels of maturity and also Android's open source definitely gives it more of an edge than Bada. But time will hopefully and most likely give growth - so I have nothing to say against Peter about the platform. HOWEVER. Peter, I get that you're a developer for Bada and you're a great fan of the platform and you're trying to promote it, but talking about Bada on every single article that doesn't even talk about Bada gets a little irritating. There's a time and place for everything and you literally troll everywhere about Bada. Get a clue, yes?

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