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Gruber the Booger:
>I wasn’t aware of just how narrow the window of opportunity was that made it possible for these probes to visit all four of the outer planets:

Translation: I am a complete moron.

How does a man Grubers age get this far in life without knowing this? It was unavoidable for his generation.

Next we'll hear about how he wasn't aware that a spacecraft needs to go fast to get into orbit.
5:35 pm — Friday, 4 August 2017
anonymous:
i will never be unimpressed with nasa's engineering in the 60s/70s. those people were doing some complicated math, without computers, and getting it right most of the time. super cool stuff.
8:24 pm — Friday, 4 August 2017
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