michael from the opportunity-knocks dept.
simonj writes: "BBC News Online carried a report that, according to an American academic, the best time for a manned Mars mission will be in 2014. Apparently, Earth, Mars and Venus will be in alignment, allowing a gravitational slingshot manoeuvre."
Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a
percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor.
-- Edgar R. Fiedler