“40 years later, and the Apollo astronauts still have a better 40 yard dash time than any rover.”
“Apollo 11 was great, but where is the science.”
“You might want to keep an eye on Expedition 16. They have quite a following.”
“Lunar Prospector 1 was the original LCROSS”
“Orion?!? That’s like nominating a film in pre-production for Best Picture.”
Get used to it, folks. This is what you will be hearing over the next three weeks as people begin to sort through and size up the matchups for the 2009 Mission Madness Tournament. And this is where you want to come to make your case for your favorite mission (ER2 is the real front runner) or trash missions that face some pretty tough odds*. Of course, there are also plenty of missions that didn’t make the field of 64. We really want to hear from you. Remember, all information exchanged during this year’s competition will be evaluated by the Selection Committee for next year’s competition. So don’t be afraid to let your opinions be known.
Good luck, and may the best mission win!
P.S. I know I don’t need to say it, but please refrain from using profanity, foul language or any other abusive language. Not only is it not going to be posted… it will count against your mission.
*2009 Mission Madness does not support gambling of any kind. The use of the term odds here is merely coincidental.