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First E-mail From Space Is Sent from a Mac Portable

28th August 1991
First E-mail From Space Is Sent from a Mac Portable

On August 28, 1991, aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, AppleLink, running on a Macintosh Portable was used to send the first e-mail from space.
Astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the message:
Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,...send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,...we'll be back!
to Marcia Ivins, a shuttle communicator at Johnson Space Center.





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