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Race Result Details

Racer PARAG DIXIT (parroye)
Race Number 1165
Date Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:48:32 +0000
Speed 71 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 95.6%
Rank 1st place (out of 4)
Opponents pelozi (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)