About 2 years ago, we sent our first probe to the surface of another body, The Moon, in all the time since, we have rapidly developed our technologies and achieved so many goals. Now though, its time to return, and we have just done so.
Earlier today, we landed a probe, which someone has called the “Dove” class. Its purpose was to test new technologies, such as advanced probe cores, engines and landing legs… and for the landing itself to be semi automated from lunar orbit to surface.
We have these exciting graphs to show…
A little earlier at the ISP Florida Control Center
Mission Control: “Touchdown, The Dove has landed, softly!”
Controllers: Wild cheers
Gene: Great, how softly?
Mission Engineer: Only two legs broke, the probe topped over, but is otherwise fine.
Gene: “Great, now turn on the camera’s, so that we can get some nice pictures to the press office”
Mission Engineer: “Camera’s? Ehm, this probe doesn’t have any… neither does the next one”
Gene: “Sigh… I am going to Kill Bill…”