View Full Version : Nasa use Amigas?

20th August 2007, 21:39
was looking at the nasa site and came across these pictures. They seem to look very amiga like! :)


20th August 2007, 22:14
Yeah, I'm sure there's a video somewhere showing a bunch of Amigas being used at NASA. I'll see if I can dig it up.

EDIT: Not quite video, but some photos:





20th August 2007, 23:47
Nice. :thumbs:

Do they still use them or are these images from some time ago?

20th August 2007, 23:55
Not sure, having said that, a lot of NASA's technology is old stuff because they know how it works and know it's going to be reliable. You don't want something to crash when it's in charge of bringing people back to earth from space.

21st August 2007, 00:22
Apparently, they use some to track low orbit satelites. Why cause Amiga's are reliable.

21st August 2007, 01:58
You also have the instant on and off aspect of the Amiga, plus very fast OS booting from HD, which is still a huge issue for PCs if they crash.

Stephen Coates
21st August 2007, 07:17
I'd say that screenshot looks quite Linuxy to me, but it could be from an Amiga.

It would be good if they do still use Amigas.

Does anyone knoe of any other people/businesses that use Amigas? (Other than us).

21st August 2007, 15:21
Sadly I don't know of any companies that are currently using Amigas. :(

Btw.. The Norwegian TV-channel called TV 2 used Amiga 4000's for a wide range of tasks. :thumbs:

23rd August 2007, 09:20
I think the most famous use of Amigas was the bank of them, fitted with toasters, that were used for Season one of Babylon 5. Mind you, Amigas were also used on ST: TNG and Seaquest: DSV to name but a few.

23rd August 2007, 12:03
And don't forget the London Transport Museum which used specially adapted CD32's to run all of their interactive displays. And that was responsible for the invention of the SX-1 expansion.