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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)