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Racer Izzy (acenonquit)
Race Number 3917
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:42:15 +0000
Speed 119 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 79.3%
Rank 4th place (out of 4)
Opponents aaronadams (2nd place) nonquitforizzy (1st 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)