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Thread #169388   Message #4093889
Posted By: robomatic
19-Feb-21 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: MARS in the Headlights
Subject: RE: BS: MARS in the Headlights
Apparently the landing operation was heavily documented with GoPros and there will be a stitchin together of the actual landing in glorious color.

As for those who wonder at the relatively small expense all this exploration is costing, back in the 1780s the Montefiore Brothers sent up what I think was the first hot air balloon, and they even had a payload basket with some animals in it. The large balloon wafted with the breeze catching the eyes of thousands. When the gasbag cooled and it came down it was attacked iwth pitchforks by local farmers. Among the onlookers was one American. You may have heard of him.

Someone asked: "What use is it?" To which Benjamin Franklin answered: "What use is a newborn baby?"