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Internet Users to Surf Solar System by 2011?

Written By LuckyLacky on Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 8:50 PM

Vinct Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet, in a recent address in South Korea talked about working with NASA JPL to create the standards needed to turn the World Wide Web, to the Solar System Wide Web.

Because of the huge distances and long time delays to relay communications to places like Mars, new standards have to be created. Bringing the internet to space would allow for earth based scientists to communicate with remote missions over the internet and for missions and people out in space to be able to access the web (albeit with a lot of wait time!) and to post data and content. Cerf said he and a team of JPLers will complete a key part of the project, establishing space's communications standards, in three years.