From: Bob Hiltner...
Subject: FW: Typical NASA (fwd)
I am not sure if I beleive this, what do you think?
On Friday the 24th, I was watching the NASA Channel on cable TV to
see how the experiments and Shuttle crew were doing. The men on board needed to send some adjusting
instructions to the automated setups doing experiments in the cargo bay, and they were using a laptop
to do the sending. As some of you may have heard, there wasa "computer problem" on board as reported
by CNN. The dialog between the crew and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) went something like this:
Crew: Urgent, Johnson, we can't get a DOS prompt!
JSC: Press "C:<enter>".
Crew: Heck, we're not familiar with all this.
JSC: What screen are you looking at?
Crew: It says "My Computer", and, er, various other icons.
JSC: Click on "Start", and then "Shutdown".
Crew: You click the "Start" button to shut down?
JSC: Yeah. Isn't it obvious?
Crew: Somebody get me an aspirin.
JSC: Just hit the damn "Start" button.
Crew: We can't do that. It didn't load a mouse.
JSC: Didn't load any mouse at all?
Crew: Well, yeah, a PS/2 or something. But we don't have one of those.
JSC: Okay. Press Alt + Esc.
Crew: And what does that do?
JSC: It should help.
JSC: Stand by, will attempt to replicate the problem down here.
JSC: Okay then. Double-click on the MS-DOS icon.
Crew: I don't have a mouse.
JSC: Go to the backup plan.
Crew: Which is what?
JSC: Dock with the Russians. They have a Unix workstation you can borrow.
О замеченных неточностях прошу сообщить мне.