Space Station IT: High technology

We burrow under the ISS' metal skin and siphon out its most interesting specifications, like some kind of star-hopping alien data vampires. But without the plutonium-coated fangs.

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The International Space Station isn't just an orbiting laboratory, spaceship testing ground, and multinational geek fest--it's also the world's highest (250 miles) and fastest (17,500 mph) computer network. We burrow under its metal skin and siphon out its most interesting specifications, like some kind of star-hopping alien data vampires (but without the plutonium-coated fangs).

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