Presented by

  • Sam Bishop

    Sam Bishop

    Professional software developer, Amateur rocket scientist and astronomer. Loves Python, Django, cats, working on their personal software and hardware projects, everything space, playing games of all kinds, and tinkering with 3D Printers.


Linux is everywhere, even in space... but space is a harsh environment with many challenges. Radiation disrupting electronics, wild temperature swings damaging circuit boards, no communications for hours, days, or even weeks at a time. How do you build computers and software systems for such demanding conditions? Let's take a look at who is already using Linux in space, what they had to do in order to build their systems on Linux, and how you can get involved in helping open source software destined for space.