When it comes to space exploration, there is a lot to take into consideration. From take-off to landing, a single flight takes many years of preparation. Space is arguably the harshest and most extreme environment, with an unimaginable volume of computers and technology. Add to that, exposure to extreme conditions, materials and equipment sent to space must be sophisticated enough to withstand these pressures and continue working as expected. By Antony Edwards, COO of Eggplant.