Floppy Disks coordinate missile launches.

Good News: US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches. You’ll probably think this technology is around for many years, since the 70ies or even longer. The article confirms these 8-inch floppy disks have been in use since the 1970ies. You’ll probably also expect this is proven and well tested, and any approach to replace this is well considered.

Well, then the article has bad news for you.

Now, the US strategic command has announced that it has replaced the drives with a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solution,” Lt. Col. Jason Rossi told c4isrnet.com.

SpaceX tested a Mars Lander

Elon Musk’s SpaceX built a Mars lander and put it to test. During it’s first flight, Starhopper launched to reach 150m height and land again 100m away.