Interplanetary Cessna at What If?
But I've never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive. The cold of Titan is just an engineering problem. With the right refitting, and the right heat sources, a Cessna 172 could fly on Titan—and so could we.Yep. I began reading the Greek myths at a very young age because our elementary library had some juvenile versions, and I think it was my second grade teacher who asked me about this. I had asked her about the correct pronunciation of some of the names (DEE-da-lus? DAY-da-lus? EYE-ka-rus? ICK-ah-rus?) and she asked me what I thought that story was teaching. I told her, "That he should've used something better than wax to glue the feathers together."