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Racer Shaheendra Sarvesh (waffle_demon)
Race Number 648
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:31:04 +0000
Speed 63 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 87.8%
Rank 3rd place (out of 5)
Opponents norman0123 (1st place) ohayo_velotype (2nd place)

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They may have even had a brief discussion about recovering my body, but regulations are clear. In the event a crewman dies on Mars, he stays on Mars. Leaving his body behind reduces weight for the MAV on the trip back. That means more disposable fuel and a larger margin of error for the return thrust. No point in giving that up for sentimentality.
The Martian (book) by Andy Weir (see stats)