- fasten your seatbelts;
- wait till you see the whole picture before reacting;
- when the wagons are circled, remember to shoot outwards
This has come up again because an editorial in Aviation Week, called Lost in the Mist (subscription required), makes reference to it. The editorial talks about how the MIST community ignored the last bit of advice from above, the loss of facilities such as Gemini and how it could all have been handled so much better, especially if money had been provided to allow for a more phased approach.
The Magnetosphere Ionosphere and Solar Terrestrial (MIST) interest group, far from shooting outward, has fired both barrels straight through the
The thing here though is that it is only safe to be shooting out at the surrounding bad guys if the wagon-train leaders are not dancing around inside the circle, knifing you all in the kidneys whilst shouting that the bad guys outside are actually our bestest friends.
By the way does anyone else think that it is really funny that Prof. Womersley's talk ends with the 'Loony Toons' logo? Perfect.