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This is probably not true, but it's funny...
Forwarded-by: Nev Dull 
Forwarded-by: Kirk McKusick 
Forwarded-by: Mark Compton 

On Friday the 24th I was watching the NASA channel on cable TV to see how
the experiments and Shuttle crew were doing. The men onboard needed to
send instructions to the experiments in the cargo bay and were using a
laptop to do it. As some of you may have heard, there was a "computer
problem" onboard as reported by CNN. The exchange of information between
the crew and the Johnson Space Center ( JSC) went something like this:

Crew: Urgent Johnson, we can't get a DOS prompt.
 JSC: Press C: enter.
Crew: Heck, we're not familiar with all this.
 JSC: What screen are you looking at?
Crew: It says 'My Computer', and, er, various other icons.
 JSC: Click on 'Start' and then shut down.
Crew: You click the 'Start' button to shut down?
 JSC: Yeah.  Isn't it obvious?
Crew: Somebody get me an aspirin.
 JSC: Just hit the damn 'Start' button.
Crew: We can't do that.  It didn't load a mouse.
 JSC: Did load any mouse at all?
Crew: Well, yeah, a PS/2 or something.  But we don't have one of those.
 JSC: Okay. Press Alt + Esc.
Crew: And what does that do?
 JSC: It should help.
Crew: Negative.
 JSC: Stand by, will replicate the problem down here.
Crew: Roger.
Long pause ...
 JSC: Okay then.  Double click the MS-DOS icon.
Crew: I don't have a mouse.
 JSC: Go to backup.
Crew: Which is what?
 JSC: Dock with the Russians.  They have a Unix Workstation you can borrow.
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