Re: A Case for the Eradication of Unmanned Mars Missions

Spike Jones (
Tue, 07 Dec 1999 18:46:04 -0800

> The recent loss of the Mars Polar Lander, the second in a series of probes to
> fall victim to NASA's "faster, better, cheaper" mission philosophy, provides
> an excellent opportunity to reassess our commitment to Mars exploration...

We have a saying at the rocket ranch:

"Faster! Better! Cheaper! Pick any two."

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