SPB is so confident of their victory that they voted for their chosen opponent!
No matter how you feel about how this competition has gone so far, SPB is in the driver seat, and they are daring anyone to challenge them. The only question left is whether or not SOHO can find enough supporters to vote for them for the entire 39 hours of the final round.
LRO, Apollo 11, Freedom 7 all had leads going into the final hour of voting before losing to late voting surges. Even Orion was competitive until the final 4 hours of their round against SPB.
SPB, soak your clicking fingers in palmolive for the weekend… wait, you guys don’t need that. You have hardened callouses.
For all of you SOHO supporters, stretch, soak, rub, jazzercise… whatever you need to do. In roughly 57 hours, you’ll need every mouse, mainframe and monitor you can access to deflate SPB.
Again, congratulations and good luck. And may the best* mission win.
*I recognize that many people have contested the notion that this competition could actually reveal the best NASA mission. This is dramatic hyperbole for the sake of inspiring enthusiasm and the spirit of competition.