Password ‘martians': SpaceX Satellite Launch Could Pave Way for Extraterrestrial Internet

SpaceX hit another orbital milestone on Wednesday: It launched a pair of experimental broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.The test satellites are another step forward for chief executive Elon Musk, who dreams of building a worldwide network of thousands of orbiting devices that can beam Internet signals down to earth from low orbit. While much of the project is aimed at connecting developing countries to the Web, many people in wealthy nations are likely to benefit too, experts say, thanks to the increased broadband competition it may prompt.  Continue reading...

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