How NASA Made Android (Nexus S) Works In Space

Mar 25, 2013

Human Exploration and Telerobotics Project (HET), one of NASA’s projects, now has two Android Nexus S working at International Space Station (ISS). And this is how they make it work and why.

Nexus on SPHERES

“the Nexus S would be much easier to disassemble. ‘You basically pop it open,’ said Micire. ‘It’s literally six screws on the outside and it comes apart.’ Samsung had also separated the circuit boards inside the Nexus S, which made it easier to navigate around the various components featured inside the phone. ‘We look [at the SPHERES] as a robot that needed a brain, and that’s where Android phones came in.’

And next, NASA wants to build the next generation of the Smart SPHERES with a couple of Nexus 4.

Way to go, Android!