Exclusive: New pics of Apple's unreleased tablet prototype from 1992 - and the Mac that flew on the Space Shuttle

Macs in Space!

Apple's 'pizza box' portable, which was used by Nasa on a Space Shuttle mission.

The 'pizza box' internals

Apple says the machine was able to get online, and the very first electronic mail message from space was sent by the crew of the space shuttle mission on Friday, August 9, 1991, saying:

"Hello Earth ! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a __GREAT__ time, wish you were here,... send cry, and CS! Have a nice day...... Haste la vista, baby,... we'll be back!"

[Source: Apple]

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