There you are Barry, didn’t I express my reservations about whizzing off to Mars? First of all you have to name the ship with something stentorian like ‘Red Conqueror’ or better. If you christen it with a soppy moniker like ‘Schiaparelli’ you’re bound to create confusion with a transient fashion Brand, hardly likely to last more than one Earth season before it disappears from view. QED.

Like what you read? Give tonyirony a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.