Sunday, July 03, 2005
My wife wanted to know "Exactly why are we sending a spaceship to crash into a comet?"
Well, dear, I've never seen a mission proceed from proposal to funding to flight as fast as this one. So I think it's because it's fun to blow stuff up. I think the mission advocates realized that SDI "Smart Bullet" technology could be used to do a little science, and the Powers greased the wheels and now we get a nice big boom.
Deep Impact: Your First Look Inside a Comet!
Posted by Robert van de Walle