Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Playing basketball on the moon

In the previous post, I quoted a news story from about the crashing of a spent rocket stage onto the surface of the moon -- all for science (and a little show!), of course. Now let's take a moment to look more closely at the first sentence of that story.
Scientists are hoping for a literal slam dunk with NASA's upcoming Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS mission — an event to be observed by a coordinated network of Earth and space-based equipment. [emphasis added]
We'll look at it for just a moment. That's all. I don't want to get a reputation for being a grammar grouch.

Then again, maybe Dwayne Day was the ghostwriter for this story.

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