I do believe we're ready for launch. Warning - images may not display correctly without humming Also Sprach Zarathustra.
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- Very nice! but shouldn't the antenna have a clear line of sight to Earth? It's currently blocked by the cylinders on the back of the ship!May 31, 2014
- Everyone says that. :)
Actually, wherever it's placed, the ship will block part of its field of view. While coasting (which will be a great deal more than 99% of the time) there's no reason the ship has to point in the direction of travel - it can orient itself to keep antenna line-of-sight to Earth. The antenna can also rotate to make this easier.May 31, 2014
- Does the HAL-9000 control the drive?Jun 1, 2014
- Yes, HAL-9000 does control the drive.
And Mission Control on Earth has their finger on the self-destruct buttonJun 1, 2014
- A potent argument indeed for raising machine intelligence according to the Golden Rule.Jun 1, 2014
- Fortunately I have Also Sprach Zarathustra on my iPod for just such emergencies...Jun 2, 2014