According to Slack, a small group of computer programmers at NASA’s lab started using the software as way to share product updates and files. Shortly after, the application spread across the 110 buildings at the California-based rocket lab. As Slack puts it, “building robots that explore the galaxy is complex, but with Slack, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory keeps communication between teams simple.”

Whether it was the lynchpin for JPL’s history-making success or not is still to be determined. Regardless, that’s one small step for Slack, and one giant leap for mankind.

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