Planet Fest 2012 Sponsors

Data Recovery and Space Exploration The combination of space exploration and hard disk data recovery service does not often come to mind for us earthbound computer users. Spreadsheets, documents, contracts and digital photography just do not seem to go hand-in-hand with constellations, quasars, galaxies and asteroid belts. We tend to leash ourselves to our desks,…

Data Recovery and Space Exploration

The combination of space exploration and hard disk data recovery service does not often come to mind for us earthbound computer users. Spreadsheets, documents, contracts and digital photography just do not seem to go hand-in-hand with constellations, quasars, galaxies and asteroid belts. We tend to leash ourselves to our desks, venturing out for the occasional business brunch, client meeting or offsite business conferences.

However, most of the time we like to keep our feet on the ground and noses to the grindstone. Even so, a few businesses do venture out into the great unknown through sponsorships of events that promote other areas of interest. They are interested in promoting not only their businesses, but in expanding humankind's knowledge as well.

A glance at the sponsoring roster of Planetfest, a celebration of the exploration of our world and the worlds surrounding us, is a veritable Who's Who of many technology companies and businesses. Along with the expected leaders in space technology, rocket development and design, you'll find computer manufacturers, book publishers and even a data recovery service. Interestingly, a company that we old-timers associate with home canning and food preservation is also a sponsor through their aerospace division.

The Planetfest 2012 celebration ended with a live viewing of an important space mission: the landing of the Mars rover, Curiosity. The event was viewed on a large screen in an auditorium packed with almost 2,000 excited space exploration enthusiasts. Planetfest is the space awareness conference hosted by The Planetary Society, an organization that promotes the exploration of outer space as it relates to our own Planet Earth. The Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis D. Freeman. These scientists, educators and entrepreneurs formed the Society to promote the curiosity, education and exploration of the universe and to use that education to improve our understanding and knowledge of our own planet.

You might be wondering what all this has to do with hard disk data recovery. Well, it seems that there was a hardware glitch in one of the recording sessions during the Planetfest activities. Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society, presented the audience with interesting and exciting demonstrations and lectures, which were recorded.

It was during one of these recording sessions that the hardware glitch occurred, threatening the loss of the recorded data. Fortunately, the data recovery sponsor was able to devise a custom solution for the problem, gaining access to the lost data.

The Mars rover landing was not the only important event of the week. Various speakers cave lectures and presentations all through the weeklong festival. In fact, Robert Picardo, an actor and space advocate best known for his portal of a computer-generated physicist in the venerable Star Trek franchise, spoke and presented scientific demonstrations.