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    <p>Folks,</p>
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    <p>If you really want to see how far we have come, take a look at
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        This is an IBM Model 350 disk drive weighing over a ton being
      loaded onto a Pan Am aircraft with a fork lift back in 1956.  It
      contained fifty 24 inch RAM disks containing a grand total of 3.75
      MB (5 million 6-bit characters) and could be leased for $3200 per
      month.  I have a little 8 GB thumb drive (some go up to 128 GB)
      that I occasionally use, just for comparison.  How times have
      changed.  <br>
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    <p>Dave<br>
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            <td>Re: [FPSPACE] Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data
              Received on Earth</td>
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            <td>Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:14:14 +0000</td>
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            <td>LARRY KLAES <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:ljk4@msn.com"><ljk4@msn.com></a></td>
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            <td><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:fpspace@lists.friends-partners.org">fpspace@lists.friends-partners.org</a>
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      <p>And just think, a mere half-century ago it took a deep space
        probe one whole week to return 22 black-and-white images at a
        data rate of 8.5 bits per second just from Mars:</p>
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              <td>David R. Woods <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:drwoods@stny.rr.com"><drwoods@stny.rr.com></a></td>
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        <pre>NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the 
last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby - stored on the 
spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 - arrived safely on Earth.

It was the last of the 50-plus total gigabits of Pluto system data 
transmitted to Earth by New Horizons over the past 15 months.

<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Last_Bits_of_2015_Pluto_Flyby_Data_Received_on_Earth_999.html">http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Last_Bits_of_2015_Pluto_Flyby_Data_Received_on_Earth_999.html</a></pre>
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