How does concrete stack up against rocket engines?
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When a launch or landing pad fails, it can be worse than if it wasn’t there at all, creating high-speed projectiles that jeopardize the safety of the vehicle and its support equipment, not to mention its crew. It’s a nice reminder that even the humblest provision here on earth - a solid, flat, and durable surface - is an absolute luxury on another world and of the importance of infrastructure in our interplanetary quests.
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