John Johnson Jr. of the LA Times reports that NASA investigators narrowed down the loss of the Mars Global Surveyor to a bad command sent to the wrong address. Johnson also reports, “The review also said the spacecraft’s onboard fault protection system failed to respond to the errors.”
Surely, NASA could afford to run through the procedure of sending the command on a simulation.
Police Camera Tech: Who the fuck are you?
Dignam: I’m the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.