If you have any kind of a computer setup at home there’s a really good chance you also have a printer. And, if you have a printer, there’s also a really good chance you absolutely hate it with every fiber of your body. Printers suck, and there’s really no getting around it, but the next time you start cursing at that dusty inkjet for running out of ink or messing up an important print job, just remember that the brave men and women aboard the International Space Station have been putting up with much worse for the past two decades or so.
You’d think with the incredible budgets of the US space program that a ubiquitous tool like a printer would be easy to splurge on. That is apparently not the case, as the ISS has been equipped with a couple of lowly Epson 800 inkjet machines since the turn of the century. Now, after about a half decade of the printers causing even more headaches than printers normally do, NASA is doing something about it.
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THINK YOUR PRINTER SUCKS? THE ONE ABOARD THE ISS IS EVEN WORSE, BUT IT’S FINALLY GETTING AN UPGRADE originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at 16:14:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.