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Snippet: Astronauts Use AirDrop to Solve Issue During Spaceflight ☇

Shared on August 3, 2020

Zac Hall for Space Explored (via Six Colors):

The issue with updating the digital timeline app was later determined to mostly likely be caused by a caching issue when saving an update. SpaceX eventually requested that astronaut Doug Hurley take screenshots of his day timeline as a backup in case his app experienced the same caching issue. Then each astronaut was instructed to briefly turn on wifi to enable the iPad’s AirDrop feature for wirelessly sending the screenshots between iPads.

No, it’s not a promotional tie-in with second season of For All Mankind.

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