A virus is not an asteroid
On the perils of celebrating too early
The mission went horribly wrong.
First, a fire broke out while the team was refueling on the Russian space station.
Then, the hull of one of the two spacecrafts was punctured by debris as they approached the asteroid, killing most of the crew.
The other spacecraft landed safely but missed the target area, making the drilling more difficult.
One of the drills hit a pocket of methane gas and got itself blown to…