REAL-WORLD INSIGHTS

Get the latest views and opinion from some of the most experienced negotiation specialists.

SIGN UP TO OUR BLOG

Published: Dec 13 , 2012
Author: Robin Copeland

They eat a lot of peanuts in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a landing on Mars approaches. It is an old tradition that dates back to 31 July 1964 when Ranger 7, an unmanned space probe was due to approach the planet, take a few pictures on the way down, then crash onto the surface at breakneck speed. Bear in mind that only a year or two previously, President Kennedy had targeted the USA with landing men on the moon, then returning them safely to Earth by the end of that decade. You would have thought, would you not, that crashing onto Mars would have been well within the wit and capability of the good folks at NASA; sadly not. Rangers 1 through 6 had failed miserably in their various attempts to crash on the planet and Ranger 7 was their last shot at glory...

Latest Blog:

Who do you think you are?

Some years ago, I inherited from an elderly uncle a scruffy handwritten family tree of my father’s forebears. Intrigued and interested I did some research and expanded it, including my mother’s family, and then my wife’s family. When the technology became…

Latest Tweet:

Scotwork UK Limited



New Zealand
NZ Hotline 04 2979069
info.nz@scotwork.com
Follow us
cpd.png
voty2016_sign_gold.png