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December 12, 2006, by Léon Krijnen

iPod in Space   


If you look carefully at the large version of this image you will see an iPod attached to a Belkin external battery pack on the equipment rack directly in front of European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter.

According to Sydney Morning Herald: the iPod doesn't appear to be used as part of the experiment - it's more likely that it's used for recreational purposes.

SMH: Also pictured near the iPod are two IBM laptops, a Sony television and numerous Nikon cameras.

The iPod was first spotted by the spaceref.com website. The photo was posted on the NASA website on November 29.

This isn't the first time an iPod has made its way to space. Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist, wrote in her blog that she took an iPod on her September space trip.

"I was able to locate my iPod in my bag and I was a happy camper ... I put on my headphones and went to sleep in my Bat sack," Ansari wrote in her blog, the first to be published from space.

Posted: December 12, 2006 10:44 AM (177 words).   

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