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January 04, 2004

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John Bruce

Memory may be short on this, but JPL does about as badly as anyone else. They've also had Mars landers poop out (and have had about the same reaction as the Europeans, "It's probably just a malfunction in the antenna, and we'll hear from it soon," etc. etc.)

Living near Pasadena, I hear that JPL people go in to local hobby shops to buy the bits of brass, model airplane parts, etc., that go into the spacecraft. The multi-billion dollar budgets sometimes seem to boil down to a 98-cent piece of aluminum tube.

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