Monday March 12, 2007
Book 8: The Sharp End of the Stick — Part V: Dropping The Other Shoe


Narrator: Landing a craft using only rocket thrust is tricky.
Neil Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. . . The Eagle has landed.
Narrator: Historically, this has been one of the stickiest issues with manned interplanetary travel.
Narrator: Sergeant Schlock is trying to hold five naked, falling people on top of a make-shift, hand-held plasma rocket, and land them with neither broken bones nor burnt buns.
Narrator: Fortunately, there is a lake. . .
Kevyn: Houston, I have a water-wedgie.
Schlock: Gah, my hand is caught in something.