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Racer ♕₭ING♕ NORMAN (norman0123)
Race Number 214
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:30:59 +0000
Speed 68 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 95.4%
Rank 1st place (out of 5)
Opponents ohayo_velotype (2nd place) waffle_demon (3rd 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)