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    So awesome!

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    And to think it was all piloted by some 30-something dude with a mohawk.
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    it had a bunch of pilots. that 30 year old dude got the spotlight because he's attractive.

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    lol

    the entire room of 100 people was the pilot

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    The dude with the hair was in fact the pilot during the final phase.
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    can i get a picture of this dude?

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    rayne you exaggerated this guy's looks. i don't really like his mohawk.

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    Do people really even pilot shit? Is pilot the right word? I thought it was enter numbers and shit after doing math and shit.
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    To be honest there was a moment like 45 minutes before when they cut off control because they can no feasibly give it any information, it takes 14 minutes to get the information, and give orders back. There are like a ton of different monitors on the satellites and curiosity itself, and they look, observe, and control them. I think the only think I remember them actually doing is the calculations of how to turn one of their satellites around to beam back to earth, and this was only because one of the 3 main boosters broke, and they only controlled 2 boosters having to factor in an emergency booster that they could not move.

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