"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."
Jules Verne invented the concept of the retro-rocket, a kind of booster that would retard or stop the progress of a spacecraft.
However, the rockets that he envisioned were far too small to actually prevent the projectile from striking the moon at high speed. The devil is always in the details!
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