Thursday, February 01, 2007

Best quote I've read all day

It comes from Barry Goldstein, project manager for NASA's next mission to Mars called Phoenix, which could launch in August of this year. He's describing the entry of the spacecraft into the Martian atmosphere when he says:
"We get seven minutes of terror," Goldstein explained. Trying to deliver a vehicle like this from a high speed and heated plunge of 12,600 miles per hour to zero and a[t] 100 million miles away "is no easy shot," he added.
Well, it is rocket science, after all.

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