Wow. Just when you thought launching your old hard drive into space was the gold standard for data privacy and security, along comes Jon Edwards.
It seems Mr. Edwards has successfully recovered data off of a hard drive that plummeted approximately 200,000 feet through the atmosphere when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on February 1, 2003.
It was a mixture of Mr. Edwards’ skill and improbable circumstances, apparently.
You can read the story here on CNN: Data Recovered from Columbia Disaster
I find stories like this fun to read, except that in this case the reminder of the events of 2003 added a bittersweet edge. It’s a brave soul who takes on such missions into space, and I look forward to the day when we inherit all things (Hebrews 2:8, Revelation 21:7) and the entirety of creation becomes ours to know and to experience as intimately as God does now.