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NASA Testing RFID Chips for Trip to Mars
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 15 February 2007 21:10
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration this summer plans to begin testing whether radio frequency identification technology can survive in outer space.

Read the full story at Computerworld:

Agency officials said the test is the first step in an effort to determine whether RFID chips could be used in a manned mission to Mars.

Fred Schramm, administrator for the internal research and development program at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., said a variety of paper and plastic RFID tags will be on board the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour, which is slated to launch in July on a voyage to the International Space Station.

Schramm said the agency hopes RFID technology can be used to monitor and manage inventory on a spacecraft and to track internal and external environmental conditions both on missions to the moon and on future manned flights to Mars.

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