Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard for July 18, 2021

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    monkeysky  over 2 years ago

    Fun fact: This is NOT to scale!

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    FreihEitner Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Poor, poor Winky.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member over 2 years ago

    How many flies by Uranus? (I couldn’t resist)

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    They forgot about Cliff.

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    montylc2001  over 2 years ago

    Tim, I hate to correct you, but technically we have “landed” a probe on Jupiter. The Galileo probe dropped a probe into Jupiter and studied it’s atmosphere, sending back data until it was crushed and cooked by Jupiter’s atmosphere.

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    GabryelFrost  over 2 years ago

    There is an entire musical dedicated to Winkies problem: Starship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAi0XQPgXmQ&list=PLC6A915952D67F112

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    LawrenceS  over 2 years ago

    Apparently no intelligent life on any, including the earth.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 2 years ago

    We’re gonna need another Winky.

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    bbbmorrell  over 2 years ago

    There was an atmospheric probe on Jupiter, not exactly a lander, but more than an orbiter.

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    awcoffman  over 2 years ago

    Dr Mel and Winky remind me of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.

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    tripwire45  over 2 years ago

    I’ve been following space exploration since the Mercury Project when I was a kid.

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    Iseau  over 2 years ago

    And what have we learned so far? A. Absolutely nothing, B. It costs lots of money that could have been spent to improve conditions on earth, C. That private industry can do it better and cheaper than the government, D. That the old an falling apart Russian space station is costing billions to maintain and serves no practical purpose whatsoever, E. All of the above.

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    Plods with ...™  over 2 years ago

    Hope they’ve grown a few more Wink spleens.

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    cuzinron47  over 2 years ago

    At least they’re keeping track of where we left all of out junk.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 2 years ago

    Not to worry, it’s ‘only’ a spleen feeder. He’ll get a new one.

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    Jim G Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Poor Winky. I hope that he at least got a nice dinner out of the deal. Maybe even a little Barry White playing in the background…

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    Jon Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Mars is missing an exploration icon! Ingenuity isn’t either “orbit/close up study” or “lander”.

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    SamuelMeasa  over 2 years ago

    This is what happens when you babysit aliens Winky. https://www.gocomics.com/brewsterrockit/2005/12/04

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