8 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Assuming you avoid the impact bad end, I’d also like to avoid the starvation, thurst, depressurisation, and freezing to death bad ends. Living on Mars is somewhat like living in the most inconvenient combination of desert and tundra. Also, your ping time would be measured in minutes to the majority of the internet.

  2. I don’t understand something, and I would like to be enlightened. The semi Big Deal on this launch was to send a car to Mars, correct? Now we find out the darn thing is heading to Ceres. Was the Mars thing supposed to happen, or did the engineers pooch the math?

    • The car to Mars was a lagniappe. It was never the point of the exercise. In fact, it was never intended to be at or around Mars, but in the same solar orbit as Mars.

      The actual goal was to light all 27 engines in such a fashion that it could lift a payload to Mars. Because it was unknown if it would work, it. Wasn’t a good idea to risk a real payload.

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