You are in outer space in a spaceship at location (2, -3, 1) that has run out of fuel, drifting in space in the direction of <-1, 1, 2> at a speed of sqrt(6)mph. You need to be re-equipped with power and supplies. The closest supply station is located at (10, 5, 10) and it sends out a supply vessel perpendicular to your projected line of flight.
a) What is the minimal distance to your line of flight?
b) What direction did the supply package take?
c) In terms of your flight parameter, t = time (in hours), when does this closest approach occur?
d) Where is this interception point?
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