Loony Running The Asylum
Iiii'm 'enery the eighth, I am. 'enery the eighth, I am, I am.
It would have been a step in the right direction.As the 1960s were ticking down NASA was having a very hard time with the delta-v budget of going to the moon. Getting there wasn't a problem, having enough fuel to get home was a very big problem. This was eventually solved by the lunar rendezvous approach that was actually used (not taking the return fuel and supplies down to the surface) but before they settled on that they were considering another approach to Kennedy's challenge: Rocket #1 carries 5 years of supplies. If it lands safely rocket #2 lands next to it with a crew of one. There is no return stage. If they haven't solved the return problem in 5 years they have already shown they can send up another 5 years of supplies. Send another supply rocket, 5 more years to solve the problem.
If NASA had gone with this option would it have been a maroon shot rather than a moon shot??
Less a joke and more situational humor.
The world's toughest dare:
Person A: Well yeah... I dare you to update your firmware.
Person B: But... but... my electronic device works perfectly fine.
Person A: What are you, a pussy?
Person B: *sweats*