Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

Atomic Fireball

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#2
These guys are so proud that there's "zero margin of error" but frankly that's not very smart engineering. Hope it works.
 
#4
So is this thing gonna smash to bits?

Is there a Vegas line on it?
 

Mother Shucker

I'm over here now.
#5
I think they are making it sound more daunting then it is so they can grab ass each other once it lands safely.
 

lajikal

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#7
Pfft.. I been to mars before. La-di freakin-da.
 

Atomic Fireball

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And what suggestions do you have for these amateurs at NASA?
If there's truly "zero margin for error" they should design in belt-and-suspenders redundancies so there are acceptable margins for error.
And if preliminary analysis of mission success indicates it's unacceptably low, they shouldn't spend $2500000000 attempting it.

I think they are making it sound more daunting then it is so they can grab ass each other once it lands safely.
I suspect you're right.
 
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