SpaceX's application of Linux in their avionics and on the ground was the
topic of a talk at LinuxCon...

"LinuxCon: Dragons and penguins in space

By Nathan Willis
September 19, 2012

One of the best things about large conferences like LinuxCon is that the
extensive program draws in speakers from outside the core Linux and free
software ecosystem. Such was the case at the North American edition of
LinuxCon 2012 in August, which featured a presentation from an aerospace
engineer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). The company is
evidently using Linux extensively on the ground and in its launches,
although it provided frustratingly little detail."

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