Chubby, brunette Eunice Kinnison sat in a rocker, reading the Sunday papers and listening to the radio. Her husband Ralph lay sprawled upon the davenport, smoking a cigarette and reading the current issue of EXTRAORDINARY STORIES against an unheard background of music. Mentally, he was far from Tellus, flitting in his super-dreadnaught through parsec after parsec of vacuous space. E.E. "Doc" Smith, Triplanetary, Chapter 5: "1941"
Friday, July 03, 2009
Over-budget, over-delayed, over-managed...sounds like one of our upcoming Mars rovers. Why the heck should NASA take a "major stake" in this vehicle? Probably more due to politics than engineering/science.