Also bonus once initiated it will be more network efficient than a straight HTTP download.
Shuttle and NASA in particular had the opposite problem, once a design was locked they could deliver, but iteration was nearly impossible without a major failure driving it.
Blows my mind that most of the current Russian space technology uses the original base designs from the 1960s. And much of the same tech, with tweaks from iteration.
It would be like if the US was flying a slightly iterated version of Apollo for the last 50 years. Von Braun in every design! TBF we'd probably be better off than the shuttle diversion, but impossible to know really!
It is wild how much of the original chips, mainframes and circuit boards were done by hand.
Stayed up too late watching old soviet cosmonaut interviews and videos of alternative styles of motherboards and chips from IBM.
If you haven't seen this, it's well worth it for the history lesson and AESTHETICS.
UXN stuff reminds me of the classic Brett Victor talk about the future of programming. (2013, 1979)
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.