But in any case, I've already got my $7.00 worth, what a show! Anything more is gravy.
No kidding, Bill. Best movie I've seen this year. It was like old times, getting up at three ayem to watch launches. I was breathless and teary-eyed at touchdown.
Intentionally maneuvering spacecraft around so that they can photograph other spacecraft landing on distant planets just blows me away. The parachute image was planned, not chance. That's what I meant about "camera operating". Besides, if we here on a landscape photography forum are bored with long exposures of moving water and single trees on California hills, what could possibly be more interesting to us than landscape photography from the surface of Mars? Did you know that the "hand lens" camera (designed to mimic a geologists near-macro hand lens) does in-camera focus stacking? And who do you think invented stitching? Adobe?
Considering that Americans spend seven billion dollars a year (notice how figures appear larger if you spell them out?) on potato chips, a ten-year mission to explore Mars seems a trivial investment in forestalling farm animal brain disease. I'm amazed and disappointed at the lack of interest and nay-saying. Just saying.