I got this from the comp.os.vms. I think it is quite funny, what do you think? ======================================================================== (from an internal DEC article a week or two old, used here without permission...) ON-BOARD SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY VAX IN SPACE Sunday morning at Mission Elapsed Time 0 days, 4 hours, 11 minutes, and 55 seconds at 11:45:09 am local time, the first VAX in-space, booted VMS. Controllers at Goddard Space Flight Center report that all sensors are nominal and that the verification and checkout phase of the mission is proceeding normally. The computer is a specially-built, militarized VAX 6210 manufactured by Raytheon Equipment Division. The boot device is a read/write optical disk manufactured by Sundstrand Avionics Systems Division. The system was flight-qualified by the Engineering Division of Goddard Space Flight Center. Controllers at Goddard Space Flight Center also report, based on Discovery's orbital velocity of 17,438 mph, that VMS is now the fastest commercially-available operating system.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)