The Gallileo V probe is scheduled to land on Mars, and NASA has set up live TV coverage featuring the President. Satellite photographs show a suspicious-looking fire at what the Russians implausibly call an "oil refinery". Leo asks Toby and Josh to decide who should be featured on the next stamp. Sam and C.J. accompany the President to a concert at the Kennedy Center which will also be attended by people they are hoping to avoid for personal reasons. Toby and C.J. disagree over whether a report of the President disliking green beans will turn into a major issue or not. Written by
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This episode talks of a Galileo 5 mission to Mars. In truth, there has only ever been one Galileo mission, to Jupiter and its main satellites. See more
UR-100N/SS-19 missiles do not use hydrogen as fuel. Instead they use asymmetrical dimethylhidrazine for fuel, and nitrogen tetraoxide as oxidiser. Even if it did use hydrogen, (which is extremely difficult to contain long term) the fuel would not be stored on the missile and therefore could not be offloaded. See more
We have at our disposal a captive audience of schoolchildren. Some of them don't go to the blackboard or raise their hand 'cause they think they're going to be wrong. I think you should say to these kids, "You think you get it wrong sometimes, you should come down here and see how the big boys do it." I think you should tell them you haven't given up hope and that it may turn up, but, in the meantime, you want NASA to put its best people in a room and you want them to start building Galileo 6. ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more