Debian's Second Shuttle Flight

June 26th, 1997

The space shuttle mission that is being launched on July 1 will carry a Debian GNU/Linux system. This is Debian's second space flight, a repeat of an earlier mission that returned to Earth early due to fuel-cell problems on the shuttle. The Debian system will monitor a plant growth experiment in the Microgravity Science Lab, will perform some simple process control, and will send video and telemetry to the ground.