By 2005, the Mars probes will be using email to call home. I think this Interplanetary Internet makes sense - the only problem will be the lag times.
PING www.firstbase.mars (10.20.30.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 10.20.30.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=1235030.5 ms --- www.firstbase.mars ping statistics --- 1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max = 1235030.5/1235030.5/1235030.5 ms
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