Re: Time capsule
Assuming that we as a species are able to colonize the solar system,
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Assuming we live in a parallel universe with different physics and biology, or a different solar system architecture,.. we could just get a lift with Flash Gordon or Captain Kirk. Unfortunately, in the real world... not so much. At all.
The fact that the Cheeto Messiah is apparently keen on the "Star Trek is a Documentary" approach to space probably means all the science missions get canned in favour of pissing money away on insane daydreams of flying to Mars in an Apollo CM-sized vehicle. If they turn off the Opportunity MER I shall... I shall do such things -- what they are yet I know not, but they shall be the terrors of the earth....
EDIT: it occurs to me that the above line about terror may be misinterpreted by guys with low hairlines and itchy trigger fingers who don't recognise Shakespeare when they see it. Oh well