Since I first learned about QNX I am still amazed by all the things it powers. The latest I found is that QNX is used to power the Neptec Laser Camera System (LCS). According to Paul Leroux of QNX the LCS has been:
A part of every Space Shuttle flight since 2005, the LCS is a high-precision 3D scanner that can detect the tiniest fractures in the shuttle’s heat shield, even if they’re only a few millimeters in size. Just as important, the LCS provides NASA with the data to determine whether a fracture poses any threat to the shuttle crew.
In other words QNX is used to run the system that makes sure astronauts do not end up getting cooked in the atmosphere. Check out how QNX is used in the LCS at this link. Now I wonder how many PlayBooks will be going out on missions once they launch. 🙂