Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Right Celebration


Prof. Monica Grady of the the Open University shows the right way to celebrate her lifetime investment when Rosetta's Philae probe landing on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasminko



Planetary missions and space missions in general, are a lifetime of work with a probability not zero of crashing and burning.  A lifetime of pent up hopes and a huge investment of time and reputation.  

9 comments:

john Mruzik said...

one small step for a machine,

Chris_Winter said...

I thought I heard her say, "This is a big ******* deal!" — or something very similar. I hope I'm right.

Fernando Leanme said...

The answer is to send a probe per year. It's not that expensive.

Jeffrey Davis said...

re: "the answer is ..."

What was the question?

turboblocke said...

Doesn't get them there any quicker.

Russell Seitz said...

In space, no one can hear your shirt.

Christie Parker said...

Good thinking,i hope you must over come
3d wall panels
glass mosaic tiles

Russell Seitz said...

In addition to the Save the Keeling Curve button, we need one to buy JPL a bouncy castle for comet landing practice and k-6 birthday parties .

matt said...

10yr journey. Battery dead after bounce landing in shadow. Was meant to transmit data for 9months. May never be heard from again. Got some stuff done though