Can we all see where the latest slew of Mars missions will be going? They are using cork to protect against heat damage. I guess you don't need to
be a rocket scientist well..... to design rockets!!! Cork will do just fine thank you! All kidding aside, based on past NASA behavior I believe
these things are rigged to give the appearance of mission failure.
"The launch of the rover Opportunity had already been pushed back last week because the adhesive wasn't bonding with the cork."
[Edited on 29-6-2003 by MKULTRA]