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

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by mr. sin, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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  2. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    These guys are so proud that there's "zero margin of error" but frankly that's not very smart engineering. Hope it works.
     
  3. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    And what suggestions do you have for these amateurs at NASA?
     
  4. Taint Stench

    Taint Stench #shredding

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    So is this thing gonna smash to bits?

    Is there a Vegas line on it?
     
  5. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    I think they are making it sound more daunting then it is so they can grab ass each other once it lands safely.
     
  6. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Tss what's it goin to Mars to gamble or sumptin
     
  7. lajikal

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    Pfft.. I been to mars before. La-di freakin-da.
     
  8. Atomic Fireball

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    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 suspect you're right.
     

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