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ZEROMINUS
SYNOPSIS:
Jet Morgan, Lemmy
Doc
Matthews
and
Barnet,
Stephen
Mitchell
are
to
to
take
an
attempt
atomic
and rocket-powered
the
ship to
moon
and back.
is
Launching
place
.

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t
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in

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Vt

the

heart
of Australia,
Lupa City
and the year is 1965.
As we resume
the
as
told
in
the
story
diary
kept
by
the crew
of four
is
Matthews,
resting
on
the night
before
take-off.

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]

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as darkness
knew that
I
fell,
the dingoes
would
mingle with
hum
the
of
motors.
^powerful
pump

the cries
the low,

QUTSIDE,
of

Vv

/

,

the orders
barked at the men
as
they
the
disconnected
and
reconnected
gantries,
and kept a watchful
the gauges.
eye on

imagined

¿;,climbed
the lines,

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j

t

-



you'll
"I

now."
Tomor

told
you
I can't
Have
you
sleep.
looked
at
the ship lately?"
"I
switched
on
the
Bereen
just
before
I
got
into
bed. Why?"
"They're
still
pumping
the juice
into her."
-

Forget

if

-

"They'll
be doing
that,
for
an
hour
or
two
yet.
You'd
do better
to
switch
viewer
off
and
your
try
to
about
it."
forget
"I've
tried
but
it's
all
think
of."
"Then
take
your
In
pill.
10 minutes
you'll
be sound
asleep."
don't
"Why
you
take
yours?"
"That's
just
I in
what
tend to do
now."
"Oh.
You
sure
you
wouldn't
a
like
to talk
few
minutes
longer?"
"No
thanks,
Lemmy."
"AU right.
Good
night."
"Good,
night."
"Jet--"
"Oh, go to sleep."
There
a
was
sharp
click
and
the
amber
light
went
out.
I
settled
back
between
the
sheets,
reached
out
for my
own
pill,
swallowed
it
and
waited
for sleep to
overtake
me.
It
was
still
dark
when
I awoke.
I
looked
at
my
watch.
Half-past
four.
I
switched
on
the televiewer
and
a blurred
image of the
ship's
gantry
appeared
on
the
screen.
It
sharpened
as
the instrument
warmed
up and
showed
the launch
ing platform
to be deserted
but for the guards.
There
was
no
sign
of
a
fuelling
truck
or any
other
vehicle.
I
and
lay
watched
the
bored
perambulations
of the
sentries
for
nearly
half
an
hour before
I switched
the
televiewer
off
again
.and
thought
about
getting
up.
due
We were
to be called
5
at
a.m.
At
that
time,
precisely,
the
intercom.
speaker
clicked
on
and the
usual
precise
voice
official,
greeted
me
with
a
com
mentary
on
the
weather
the
and
expected
rise
in
at
I
temperature
noon.
It
wondered,
why.
was
no
concern
of ours.
We would
:not
be here
to
feel
it.
Heaven
we
knows, what
would
be feeling
at noon,
Luna
City
time,
out
away
there
thousands
of
miles
above
the surface
of
the
where
time
turning
globe
stood
still
noon
and
wa:
with
Ü8..
always

?

-

.

I had
Perhaps
mistaken
was
the
day.
Maybe
this,
Z
not'
day
after
all
-but
just
another
day
in
thi
training
schedule
long
soon
But the voice,
put me
right.
"Take-off
time
zero
minus
two hours,"
it
announced.
"Breakfast
"wil
be served
early,
at
053(
hours.
Crew
suits
will
b<
worn
and all personnel
wil
assemble
In
the
briefing
li

cheered

As we
began
to ascend,
the
controller
yelled
his
and
good
lucks
goodbyes
us
at.
and
we
yelled
and
waved
back.
Three
faint
cheers
came
up
to us from
the
guards
who
had
formed
a tight
little
group
on
the
down
ground
and
were
waving
their
bush
hats
ta
punctuate
the
timing
of their
cheers.

"Goodbye,
Lerrimy.
you for
"Not
said

.

I
!

?
.

Take-oii

roof.

RU

"I've

the
the

feels

like

time,"
the

last

time."
The
went

walls
of steel
rods
flashing
past.
About
half
a
mile
to
south
the
three
soared
rockets
inte
the
burst
into
air
and
a
shower
of red sparks which
fell
'

to

the'ground

like

one

this

by
ping-up

was

the

the
ceiling.
unimportant,
time
this
tip

process

was

ne

our'
journey
would
and
be virtually
over,
there
would
be nothing
to
do
but
sit
tight
until
the
had been
lànding
made.
cessary

'

ship.

"Stand
and
lock
ing."

Below

floor
the
cabin
airlock
the
and
access
hatch
to
tank
Run
area.
below
the cabin
floor
and
deep down
into
the motor
was
a long,
nar
row
tube
which
carried
the connecting
wires
from
the control
boards.
Almost
ran
immediately
it
treated,
through a specially
thick
sheet of circular
lead
which
served
to
separate
us
from
the radio-activity
set up by the motor.
Below
the
protective
sheet
were
the
fuel
spherical
tanks;
below
them
the
motor
it
self.
The
fuel
tanks
and
motor
combined
a
filled
of space
greater
area
than
of
the
rest
the
second
together.
stage. put

the
emergency
the
fuel
ning
from
was

Sealed

,

Meteors
The
crew's
tanks,
haust

So

K
meteoric
display.
the
first
the
signal;
warning
that
take-on
near
and
that
the
launching
area
now
must
be cleared.

small

great
was
first
was

For
the:
first1
time
I
noticed
how
small
the
cabin
was.
I
could,
by
reaching
up, almost
touch
the underside
of Jet's
bunk
and my own
was
less
than
from
2ft.
the
floor.
The
other
two
their
'.bunks,

:

official
"take-oft*

'.designation

was

were
couches,"
only 10ft.
away.
They
were
of
exactly
the same
design
as
mine and Jet's,
bf course,
and
were
joccupied
by
Mitch
below
and
Lemmy
above.
Short
ladders
led
to the upper
bunks.
The shiny-new
cabin
was
flat
spherical,
its
floor
be
in the sphere.
ing set low
the
walla
Consequently,
rand
ceiling,
except
where
boards
control,
had'
been

pilot's

the
cabin,
cabin,
the
fuel
and
all
ex
but the
of
end
the
motor
were
enclosed
in a conven
shell,
tional,
rocket-shaped
as
which,
protection
against
the unlikely
possi
of a meteoric
colli
bility
sion,
was
again
enclosed
in
outer
an,
wall
of identical
an
inch
or
shape,
more
of
space
being
left
between
the two hulls.
We could
hear
the voice
of Control
the out
calling
stations
to
report.
One
by
one
they
checked
in
radar,
televiewer,
observa
tory,
firing
control,
radio
transmitter.
Personnel
deep shelter
reported
"all
.under
cover."
And
through
it
the'
all,
automatic
speaking
clock:
"Zero,
minus
20 minutes."
Jet
announced
the
next
orders.
"Fasten
safety
straps."
We
pulled
them
into
position
and
made
them
fast.

"Position
control
panels."
There,
a
was
faint
hum
as the.
four panels
slid
out
from
the
wall
into
their
take-off
positions
a
foot
above
our
faces.
Each
contained
the gauges
panel
applicable
of
to the duties
each,
crew
member.
Mine
contained
the
oxygen,
air
and
tem
conditioning
Indicators.
I
perature
.

by, Luna.
outer
door

Air
clos

,

:

a

The elevator
to a
jolted
The
entrance
to the
stop.
air
lock
stood
open,
its
door
folded
back
into
thi
We
ship.
could
see
Luna
out
spread
below
us
City
see
the lights
of the
jeep
which
had
us
brought
re
ceding
into
ai
the darkness
it
carried
the
to
guards
wärds
the viewing
shelters
The
controller's
car
mad«
its
to
way
the
contro
room
and disappeared
intt
the
underground
park.
We
were
now
alone
The
Utterly
alone.
onlj

But
for

.

earth,"
said
set foot
on
last
time."
last

opposite

'

off

There
a
was
click
of re
lays and
a
whirr.
The
circular
door
airtight
to seal
off
which
was
our
cabin
tiny
sank slowly
In
the
then
to
floor,
the
deeper
hum
of
the auto
matic
outer
door
control
filled
a
the ship.
A click,
clump,
and
then
silence,
followed
almost
immedi
ately
by a hiss of air that
faded
quickly
away.
"Airlock
closed."
"Zero,
minus
18
minutes."
We
were
cut
completely
off'from
the outside
world
now.
Automatically
the
oxygen
supply
came
on.
The
dials
on
my
panel
showed
the pressure.
Doc?"
"Oxygen,
"O.K."
The seconds
ticked
by.
minus
"Zero,
15
minutes."
Jet
ran
over
take-off
routine
for.
the last
time
and
ended:
"Remember,
everything
has
been
andchecked
rechecked.
Nothing can
go wrong."
The addition
not
was
in
the book. Mitch
raised
his
eyebrows
and
inquiringly
looked
up
towards
Jet's
bunk.
"Keep
your
ears
open
for
Control.
They
may
need
to send new
instruc
tions
once
we're
under
way,
but
we
probably
won't
be able
to do any
about
them until
thing
ac
celeration
ceases."
'Zero,
minus
10
minutes."
"They're
the
moving
gantry."
It
was
Lemmy
who
spoke.
I
looked
at the
screen.
The scaffolding,
all
in one
piece,
was
backing
away
from
the ship.
a
Within
couple
of minutes
had
it
moved
into
the
back
ground
of
the
picture,
the
leaving
rocket
bare.
was
It
the first
time
any
us
of
had
seen
out
her
or the splints.
She looked
magnificent,
even
in the
small
frame.
I glanced
at
the large
televiewer
screen
over
the.:
main
control

'

Lemmy
conradar
and televiewer
trois
duplicated
on'
his
panel.
In
one
respect
the
were
identical.
panels
They;
a
all
carried
small
tele
screen
viewer
and
inter
com,
microphone.
Luna.
"Hullo,
May
we
remove
the elevator?"
Jet
answered
Con
Only
trol
during
take-off.
"Go
ahead."
19
"Zero,
minus
min
utes."
"Lemmy,
televiewer
control
view."
"Control
view
on."
The
screens
came
to life
and
showed
an
image
of
the
ship
as
seen
by
the
was
re
control
room.
It
to
us
layed
up
via
the
teletransmittér.
The rocket
still
was
enclosed
within
the gantry
and looked
very
a
tiny,
like
model.
It
was
difficult
to
believe
that
I was
actually
within
the
-

sided,like
a
living-room
that
had
been
tipped
over
one
of
its
walls
to allow
to
the
floor
and
become
the

'

Jet.

"It

like
a
Eontally,
super
For
stratocruiser.
such
flights
our
bunks
could-be
converted
into chairs.
The
cabin
then
became
lop

"Carry
out your
checks,
Doc, and
you,
Mitch."
was
We set to. Base
con
tacted,
televiewers,
radar,
fuel,
gauges
oxygen
and
checked.
Suddenly
supply
a
its
siren
sounded,
wail
the
air
coming
up through
a
from
an
lock like
voice
other
world.

.

I
!
I

I

j

no

were
against
them,
In
the
centre
dome-shaped.
of the
was
circu
ceiling
a
This
lar
hatch.
was
the
entrance
to
the
pilot's
cabin,
used only during
the
re
landing
period
of the
turn
journey
to earth,
for,
the
took
off
although
ship
it
landed
hori
vertically,

table.

"Second
warning,"
said
Lemmy
unnecessarily.
The wailing
faded
away
the
check
routine
just
as
We
was
reported
completed.
to
who
our
findings
Jet,
on
logged
"Check
O.K."
Then
the tape recorder.
he
to
turned
the three
of us
and
said:
"It
be
half
will
an
hour
before
they
remove
the
gantry
and
are
for
ready
We'll
all
firing.
lie
down
while
we're
wait
Don't
un
Relax.
talk
ing.
less
Radio
you
have
to.
will
it
be left
on.
Ignore
if
you
can."
I
on
stretched
out
my
bunk,
which
was
under
had
neath
Jet's.
We
gone
through
this routine
often,
the
within
last
three
times
Take-off
pro
.the
ship.
had
been
cedure
rehearsed
the
in every
detail,
only
difference
between
then
and
now
being
that
we had
not
left
the
Jet's
ground.
order
had
always
been
the
couched
in
exactly
same
Kven
words.
so, they
sounded
fresh,
a
had
dif
ferent
tone
about
them.
The
very,
cabin
looked
dif
ferent.
The
atmosphere
was.
different.
This
was
had
real;
before
it
seemed
Play.

ance

London.

built

my

.

.

'

went
next.
The
rungs
to
the ladder
felt
cold
I must
hands,
which,
a
confess,
were
sweating
Once
little
at
the
palms.
through
I turned
to give
a
to
who
was
hand
Lemmy,
following
me.
he
"Here
we
are,"
said
as his
head popped
out
of
sweet
the
hole.
"Home,
home."
I heaved
him
out of the
and
then
opening
gave my
hand
to
were
Mitch.
We
now
Jet's
He
under
orders.
wasted no time. "Lemmy,"
he
the
said,
"open
up
out
pre-take
radio*
Carry
off
checks."
Jet."
Lemmy
"Yes,
over
to
the control
moved
of

.

I

National Library of Australia

I

by

For

.

the

seconds
was

the

on

moon

of

later

its

30

...

27
earth

the
at

travelling

ex

seconds

was

it

from

away

ship

balanced

perfectly
flame

haust

few

first

the

miles

and
miles

an

6,555
hour.

.

-

Just

dawn.

It
was
to
impossible
tell
that
the ship
built
in
was
two
stages.
Just
above
where
the
separation
line
might
have
been
visible
were
the two great
swept
back
ailerons,
and
near
the nose
were
the smaller
ones,
sloping
back
at the
same
angle.
Just
below
an
them,
like
elongated
blister,
was
the
pilot's
canopy.

wisp
of
a
belch
fuel
pumps
at
slowly

came

The

smoke

be
flame.

of
came

to

first,
and
at full
then
force
as
con
to
sumption
increased
an
almost
insatiable
level.
The
tongue
of flame
shot
down into
the jet deflector.
There
it
turned
the cool
into
ing
waters
steam,
which
propelled
along
was
under
the
tunnel
shaft,
and
out
the apron
and up
of
the
vent
a hun
safety
from
rocket,
dred yards
the
a
natural
like
powerful,
life,

geyser.
"14.

13,

ll

12,

.

."

.

to us ia
The noise,
even
the
was
almost
un
ship,
It
bearable.
began
to
drown
out
the
speaking
clock.
At

10
seconds
a row
of
10 white
lights,
the first
of
which
was
situated
Im
below
the flash
mediately
on.
ing
Jet,
one,
came
we
not
thinking
might
hear
the
voice of Control,
took
from
the
his
time
off
the
lights,
and
yelled
seconds
as
each one went
out.

first
of
/The"
streaks
dawn
began to light
up
the sky.
a
Until
moment
ago
the floodlit
rocket
had
stood
a
out
against
black
background,
but
it
was
now
possible
to detect
the
silhouetted,
outline
jagged
of the hills
behind
it.
minus
5 minutes."
"Zero,
We
waited
in silence.
"Pour
minutes.".
Jet gave
his final
warn
ing
before
firing
time.
"When
we're
under
way,
lie
flat.
During
the first
acceleration
period
we
will
reach
nine
g's."

"Hope somebody

remem

bered to buy return
tickets
this trip."
Lemmy re
to
acted
his own
joke,
but
there
was
no response
from

for

anyone

else.

"Three

minutes."
voice
tense
broke
on
in
Lemmy's.
"Doc,
*
Byro."
"Gyro,"
I repeated,
and
pressed
the
contact.
I
could
feel
the hum
of the
flywheel
through
the steel
supports
of my
bunk.
"Two
minutes."
"One."
Jet's

"10,

8,

9,

6

7,

.
.

."

Fire!
I
mouth
went dry.
towards
over
glance
lying
quite
He was
his eyes Axed on the
still,
I
indicators
of his panel.
turned
to
the small
back
on
picture
the
rocket
of
my
the
before
screen

My
shot
Mitch.

a

face.
"5.

1-fire!"
4, 3,. 2.
I felt
the'
ship stir;
give
She was
roll.
very
slight
Slowly,
leaving
the ground.
two
feet,
slowly,
one
foot,
three
four.
feet,
1
"Plus
second."
the
The
gap
between
the
base
of
platform
and
the
first
stage
was
quite
The
appreciable.
ship
to
be
balanced,
seemed
balanced,
on the
perfectly
of
Its
ex
bright
flame
haust.
nine feet
We were
off
the ground.
8 seconds."
"Plus
feet.
a
thousand
Height,
on
the
screen
The picture
a

was

still

that

As
below.
the
rocket
column
trailing

Stand-by

of

from
seen
higher,
rose
a
smaller,
and
smoke

as

it

got
fire

behind
lt.
televiewer
"Lemmy,
rear
view."
view
"Televiewer,
rear
on."
The
changed.
picture
directly
The view was
now
A
bird's-eye
below
us.
view
of
Luna
City.
Twenty seconds. Height,
Now
we could
6.8
miles.
Horseshoe
see
the
whole
Range and a great deal pf
around
the
country
The
4,000 m.p.h.
Velocity,
-

Down
sunken
was
the

in
the
concrete,
blockhouse
that
control
room,
six
rows
of 10 indicator
lights
were
illuminated
on
the
panel.
firing
As
each
second
passed
one
light
went
out.
"Stand-by
for
firing."
"Recorder,
Lemmy."
"Recorder
on."
minus
"Zero,
30
seconds."

"Lemmy,
lie
stiiy
"Only getting
comfy."
A

red
button
of
light
on
flashing
Jet's
Once every
second.
"Twenty seconds."
Down
in the control
a but
block
ton
was
and
pressed,
the
circuit
ignition
completed.
A
wisp*

white
vapor
drifted
up from
the
base
of the rocket.
"19. 18, 17, 16, 15 :
was

The

.

sleep.
be
O.K."

Jenkins,

line
of
and
acceleration
take-off.
Mitch
the
watch
perform
of
the
motors
while
had
the
radio,

of

speed
during
would

to get a better
panel
view.
her
Although
base was
than
90ft.
in
dia
more
meter,
and
her height
the
way
she tapered
off
to the
fine
of 'the
antenna
point
in
her
her
nose
.gavé
slim,
graceful
appearance
like
a gigantic
She
obelisk.
was
nearly
twice,
high
as
"and
as Nelson's
column,
her
whole
weight
seemed
to rest
the
on
tips
of the
four
great
stabiliser
fins.
In
fact,
they
barely
touched
the
ground.
It
was
the
rim
bf
the
ex
haust
of the huge,
liquid
fuel
motor
of the booster
stage
that
carried
the
as
ship's
weight
she stood
the
poised
over
deep ex
on
haust
tunnel
the
flanges
of
curved,
steel
But,
due
supports.
to the
bowl
shaped
launching,
so
area,
designed
to reduce
from
an
the danger
acci
dental
explosion,
the sup
ports
could
not be seen

'

!;>?

laughing

to

/Herbert

published-

details

him

~

¡Í

not

boofc

fly
in
full
flight,

Jet's
tell

-

panel.

.

.

?


b-

yourself
way."

be
for

thé

the

stabilisers.
would

.

\t
yr
?},£

row

this

you'll,

from

CHILTON

controlled

wheel
dicator

.

j;

ir

we
"assem
room
briefing
for
our
final
instructions,
said
goodbye
to chiefs
of
various
departments
and,
with handshakes
all
round,
made our
way
to the crew
jeep
which
was
waiting
outside.
The
door
a
opened
to
of
ring
cheers,
for
every
worker
engaged
in
not
take-off
routine
was
out
there
to
see
us
off.
round
They swarmed
the
as
we
got
jeep
into
it.,
The
roar
we
got
as
we
moved
off
towards
the
launching
platform
at
must-have
been
heard
Alice
Springs.
Lemmy; who had been a
little
subdued
and
less
talkative
,than
the rest
of
us,
con
brightened
up
this
siderably
during
spon
taneous
demonstration,
and
a
wore
beaming
smile
as
in
he turned
his
seat
to
wave
goodbye.
As
we
sped
towards
the launching
site
the
crowd
broke
and
up,
the
men
who
had
com
posed: it began to run
to
wards
the
main
under
ground
for
shelter
to race
the
best seats
in front
of
the
televiewer.
We reached
the launch
ing
platform
within
five
The
minutes.
control-room
,was
director
waiting
for
us.
He
us
accompanied
up
the
steps of the launching
as
far
apron
as the
eleva
was
tor,
which
enclosed
within
the
labyrinth
of
steel
The
ele
scaffolding.
vator
was
merely a plat
form.
It
had
sides and
no

By CHARLES

Afterwards
bled
in the

.

if

must
have
switch
off
my
receiver
after,
we
had
all
wished
each
other
good
I started
to
night.
get out
of bed.
But
I stopped
then
It
myself.
have
might
been
my
own
thoughts
that
were
being
spoken
out loud
by the two fami
liar
but
disembodied
voices.
"Were
Jet?"
you asleep,
"Does
like
it?"
lt
sound

also

Goodbye

.

â'r

I

laughing
talking
"I'm
"Try

at

the

,

realised
forgotten
to

Lemmy,

now,

to

,

were.
I

I*

"Something
could
have
been
Some
forgotten.
mis
calculation
made."
"The
chances
are
re
mote.
has been
Everything
and
checked
rechecked,
both
by human
and
elec
tronic
brains."
"But
it
could
happen.
There's
always a chance."
as
"About
much
chance
of
as
have
you
winning
the football
pools."
won
£ 50
"I
not
two
back."
months
"I
mean
the
prize
big
of
thousands
pounds."
"I've
got à feeling,
Jet.'.

on

of
floor
the
airlock.
was
There
just
about,
enough
room
to accommo
date
the
of
four
us.
We
as
the
paused
Jet,
leading
the
way,
climbed
ladder
that
led through
another
circular
hole,
in the
ceiling
and
into
the cabin.

.

v>

chance

our
way
wooden
plat
the circular

steel

t

-

Ä

through
and
opening

.

;

-

ex

pected
take
part
in a
his own
colored
£ discussion,
V
indicator
light
/would
own
X show.
My
light
íwás
not
flickering
but
Jet's
and
£ amber
Lemmy's green

;

v

the

form,

.

was

hate
through
months'
thing."
"That's
what
worried
me.
That
it
might
be for
nothing."
"I
don't
understand
you."
"Suppose
something
went
wrong,"
"Why
should
it?"
I'd

clumped

across

.

us

not,
Lemmy
to
have
gone
last
the
nine
training
for
no

hope

inside."
We

,

of

one

run

and
the
won't

'

any
to

on

the
ship."
"To
us
then/'
"You've
jitters,
got the
Lemmy.
We
It's
all
have.
only
natural.
Think
back
to
the
first
superstrato
crossing
we
made.
We felt
much
the
same
way then,
remember?"
"This
is
Jet.
different,
You'd
think
that
at least
they'd
have
sent
an
un
manned
rocket
first."
"You
couldn't
bring
it
so
be
back,
what
would
the point?"
at
"Well,
least
they
know
it
could
there,
get
that
would
be something."
"Luna
will
get there
and back,
too.
Little
more
than
three
from
weeks

.

£

If

back

to

?

did.

v

we?"
"I

it?
up

wake

"Not

could

Anything

happen."

It's
To

.

'

we'll

ourselves
superstrato

Jet.

in the area
with
their
heads
above
ground.
"All
right,
we don't
need
to stand
here admiring
the
view,"
said Jet.
"Let's
get
men

.

"

?

all
a
morrow
find

little

this

'

my

a

believe
it,
dream,
isn't

made

ever

.

back, trying
my
thoughts
to
allow
me
to
^sufficiently
I
-sleep,
had
partially
^succeeded,
when
I
was
awake
jerked
by the sound
of
the
low
voices.
Over in
of
corner,
two
the
indi
cator
on
lights
glowed
the
-intercommunication
panel.
By means
of
the
inter
T com.
we,
the four members
of
the crew,
to
could
talk
one
If
we
another.
wished,
we
could
all
converse
at
We
same
time.
could,,
g^the
% of
course,
as
eavesdrop
we
t
well.
Normally'
never
on

can't

Nobody's
run
before.

.

lay

compose

"I

either."
lonely
anxious.

.

I

to

-Lemmy
and
just

sleep
sounded

?

-

can't,

at 0600
hours
pre
That
is
cisely.
all,
gentle
andmen.
Thank
you,
good
luck."
The last
three
words
a
were
said
with
warmth
was
that
completely
alien.
the
voice
as
to
I
had
it
known
during
the
last
months.
nine
I shaved,
my
zipped .on
crew
and
suit
made
my
to the
way
to
dining-room
the
find
other
three
al
there.
ready
Breakfast,
the
last
hot ;meal
we
expected
to have for nearly
a month,
was
in
eaten
an
air
of
forced
cheerfulness
and
good humor.
room

.

.

"-'for
until

"I

artist

CROWE

IIIIIIIIMIIllMIMIIIIIIIIIillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllltllll

routine.

precise

'

be at it
would
hours
almost
yet,
time.
take-off

They

,

a

-

to

.

out

Argus

Illustrated
by
G. AUBREY

.

was

Fuelling

.

way.
carried

was

.

same

*riit

.

via
!

enclosed in his suit,
received
his
orders
made his reports
in
the
back to Control
a
and dangerous
tough, skilful,
job, and

completely
radio
and

?

Every man,
personal

his

lt.

pressure

began

to

could
a
not
though

not
move
muscle.

It

I

were

tell.

I

Ita0"
as.
was
made ot
a

lead.

Tomorrow:
The final
burst

of speed

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