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NASA Still Has Balls

Check out how the NASA/JPL propellerheads plan to drop the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars safely:

“Seven minutes of terror,” they say. That’s balls.

It’s like something a bunch of elementary school kids would come up with. “It’s gonna have a parachute! And rocket boosters! Oh! Oh! And a sky crane!

You know the real reason they don’t want to fly the Space Shuttles anymore? Because they get to work with awesome projects like this.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.