NASA astronauts send the first e-mail from space
9th August 1991
On the 9th of August 1991, NASA astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis send the first e-mail from space. The e-mail was sent using AppleLink running on a Macintosh Portable.
Astronauts Shannon Lucid and James C. Adamson sent the following message to Marcia Ivins, a shuttle communicator at Johnson Space Center:
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!