How does concrete stack up against rocket engines?
When a launch or landing pad fails, it can be worse than if it was not there at all, constructing high-speed projectiles that put at risk the safety of the automobile and its support equipment, not to mention its crew. It is a pleasant reminder that even the humblest provision here in the world – a solid, flat, and durable surface – is an absolute luxury on another planet and of the significance of infrastructure in our interplanetary quests.
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