Word of the Day: eventuality

Word of the Day: eventuality

2024-03-06 01:00:01

The word eventuality has appeared 15 times on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 25 in The New York Times Magazine article “Can Humans Endure the Psychological Torment of Mars?” by Nathaniel Rich:

This Mars mission, CHAPEA, would not actually go to Mars. But the success of CHAPEA (“Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog”) will hang on the precision with which it simulates the first human expedition to Mars — an eventuality that NASA expects to occur by 2040.

That people will travel to Mars, and soon, is a widely accepted conviction within NASA. The target date for the initial human mission has drifted slightly — in a 2018 report commissioned by Congress, NASA estimated that the first human beings would land on Mars “no later than the late 2020s” — but the certainty has not wavered, even if technical hurdles remain. Rachel McCauley, until recently the acting deputy director of NASA’s Mars campaign, had, as of July, a punch list of 800 problems that must be solved before the first human mission launches…

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