Macintosh Portable Ejecting a Disk in Space [Video]

Dec 3, 2011 - 4 Comments

In 1991, astronauts took a Macintosh Portable aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-43, amongst other things, it became the first computer to send an email in space. A slightly less historical aspect is this fairly entertaining video clip from that mission, demonstrating the Macintosh Portable’s disk ejection system, which works perhaps a little too well in zero gravity.

“…We’ve got a phenomena that we’ve noticed since we’ve gotten into orbit here. The automatic disk ejection system that the Mac has, as you can see when we get rid of these disks, we’re going to have to pay attention to where they go.”

Watch the video, it’s well worth the 15 seconds.

Heads up to @AppleSpotlight for the find

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, Mac, Retro


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  1. Kazooey says:

    The real reason Apple abandoned disk drives is finally revealed: SPACE TRAVEL!

  2. Joseph says:

    Space makes everything so much cooler!

  3. Chip says:

    Thats F-ing AWESOME!

  4. adam says:

    A Old Video, but so good :)

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