Fun fact: This is NOT to scale!
Poor, poor Winky.
How many flies by Uranus? (I couldn’t resist)
They forgot about Cliff.
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.
There is an entire musical dedicated to Winkies problem: Starship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAi0XQPgXmQ&list=PLC6A915952D67F112
Apparently no intelligent life on any, including the earth.
We’re gonna need another Winky.
There was an atmospheric probe on Jupiter, not exactly a lander, but more than an orbiter.
Dr Mel and Winky remind me of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
I’ve been following space exploration since the Mercury Project when I was a kid.
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.
Hope they’ve grown a few more Wink spleens.
At least they’re keeping track of where we left all of out junk.
Not to worry, it’s ‘only’ a spleen feeder. He’ll get a new one.
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…
Mars is missing an exploration icon! Ingenuity isn’t either “orbit/close up study” or “lander”.
This is what happens when you babysit aliens Winky. https://www.gocomics.com/brewsterrockit/2005/12/04