Viruses in Orbit

By Deane Barker on August 27, 2008

Reports: Laptop infected with virus on space station: And this is why you don’t use Bonzi Buddy as your auto-pilot.

A laptop on the International Space Station is infected with a virus, according to SpaceRef, a website that covers the space program.

NASA confirmed the report to Wired. A spokesman describes the virus — SpaceRef says it’s W32.Gammima.AG — as a “nuisance” that won’t infect mission-critical computers.