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When I was a child, I wanted to be a spaceman. No great surprise there, perhaps, and also no great surprise that I — like so many others — never got to achieve that dream.

Still, when the opportunity presented itself to write a space-y piece as my latest contribution over on GigaOM Pro, I jumped at it.

It was fascinating to hear about the very different efforts at the European Space Agency and NASA to harness Cloud Computing… and it brought back some of that childhood excitement in the process.

Thanks to William O’Mullane at ESA and Chris Kemp at NASA Ames for their time and insight.

And if a slot opens up on the next non-robot mission, you know where to reach me…

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