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This is a link post Because this is the most Kerbal way to get to another planet
NASA video of Perseverance landing on Mars.
(, Mon 22 Feb 2021, 22:44, Reply)
This is a normal post she's commenting on something that happened 10 or so minutes before, so her continued use of the word "current" as in "our current velocity" is a bit misleading
but I guess it'd be a pain and lose a lot of the drama to use the past tense
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 2:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Are you on Mars then?

(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 2:50, Reply)
This is a normal post no, but the rover was long before they got the radio feed
I understand why they are commenting this way, as it adds to the drama and immediacy and makes it look like the events are something they can react to, which of course they can't as they're 10 minutes behind. But they could just have easily have used a neutral passive-voice like they did on the apollo mission control. Instead of "our current velocity is" like a BA pilot telling you the duty free is coming round, they could just say "velocity is x" "Parachute deployed" etc
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 9:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Yeah, but the moon is only 1.3 seconds away.

(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11:20, Reply)
This is a normal post exactly, and they still used passive voice
"the eagle has landed" sounds better than "hey, we are touching down now"
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 11:26, Reply)
This is a normal post tbh that part didn’t bother me
It was the way she repeatedly said “we’re x kilometres from the surface of Mars”

As if we needed constant reminders of what planet they were aiming for.
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:28, Reply)
This is a normal post If I wished to be argumentative
I would say that everything we see or hear is time delayed, so life would get way too complicated

But I don't wish to be argumentative so I won't say that
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 3:11, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm sure you wouldn't do that.
That would be like suggesting our choices are often unconscious and we rationalise our reasons afterwards.
Or even worse, our entire experience of external reality is a set of complex hallucinations.
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 4:57, Reply)
This is a normal post prezackly

(, Wed 24 Feb 2021, 1:23, Reply)
This is a normal post good, because it's not a particularly apt comparison

(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 10:37, Reply)
This is a normal post She’s also commenting on the velocity of a remote craft relative to the Martian surface and not her own
So the use of “our” as in “our current velocity” is a bit misleading.

But the English language hasn’t got any more succinct way to express the concept of a group distributed across time and space, so I’ll let that pass.
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 8:01, Reply)
This is a normal post "our" denotes ownership, with the object often omitted by ellipsis, as it would be tedious to say "our spacecraft's velocity"
so it's only misleading to those who aren't smart enough to realise those in the control room are the owners of the rover.
(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 9:58, Reply)
This is a normal post Causality is hard to understand for some.

(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 14:16, Reply)
This is a normal post but irrelevant to the point, which was about the use of grammatical tense in the description of events taking place 10 minutes in the past

(, Tue 23 Feb 2021, 21:40, Reply)