Other brands of calculators in space
#1

Is anyone aware of other brands of calculators going up in space? Is there any info on what russian and chinese astronauts brought with them up there?

#2

The microwave oven used in the ISS is a standard Panasonic (Matsushita) model ;-))

Regards,
Joerg

#3

Is it RPN?!

#4

I've seen a Russian calc on ebay that was claimed to have been in space. I've no idea of the make, nor do I know any Russian makes and I didn't pay much attention because I didn't have much faith in the truth of the auction - too easy to fake something like that and how would you prove it?

I think it would be a fairly safe bet that the Russians never used HP up until they started sharing Mir and then became part of the ISS establishment when HPs would have been on-board. I am only guessing on the last two, simply because those would be the only times the Russians had other country's astronauts on board who might bring along an HP.

Mark

#5

"The MK-52 was used as a backup to the onboard computers of the Soyuz spacecraft on the Soyuz TM-7 mission to the Mir space station."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektronika_MK-52

#6

Once again I bow to the collective wisdom of the internet.



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