Operators of the device can probably relate to bumping the dock at the copper mine in Baghdad, Arizona, as it is also roughly the size of a refrigerator and approximately 310 million miles away from anything remotely Earth-like.
This event is truly science fiction turned fact, and both scientists and those who write about fantasy science are awed by the prospect of not needing Bruce Willis to save the planet from deadly asteroids anymore. That is so 90s. Sci-fi writer Alastair Reynolds said, “This is science fiction made real in terms of the achievement of the mission itself, but Rosetta is also taking us a step closer to answering science fiction’s grandest question of all: Are we alone?”
According to CNN, there were flaws with the landing — when Philae made impact, it bounced at least twice, and then stuck the landing. And that was all that counts. Who the hell has ever done a double blind-side back and can argue with that?
So it’s become pretty obvious: If you’re considering another line of work, space exploration is just a lateral over. It requires a lot of the same qualities trucking does, intelligence, skill, patience – and bonus – no hours of service rules. They think there’s a trucking shortage now? Just wait ’til everyone goes to outer space…