January 21, 2005
Chalk up another entry for the Top Ten List of Oops!!
The European Space Agency is reporting a story about how a mission that took 18 years to develop and 7 years to fly out to Saturn’s moon Titan was pretty much a complete failure because someone forgot to turn on a piece of equipment back in 1997 before the launch…
Update in 2017: add to that the growing list of other mission failures like writing some of the code in metric and other code in imperial measurements.