stuff that’s really hard to do (cont’d)

SpaceX plans to land unmanned Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018

Captain's Log (first manned mission) BTF: »

Hour 1: Post-landing checklist
Hour 2: Gawked at landscape. Cleaned resulting snot and fingerprints off portholes.
Hour 3: Cleaned up stuff from months of zero-g fun and games.
Hour 4: Searched for the coin we were gonna toss to decide who goes out first.
Hour 5: Answered emails and texts about taxes and divorce stuff.
Hour 6: Suited up to go outside.
Hour 7: Looked around for the ladder.
Hour 8: Checked hatch latch to make sure it wouldn’t jam while we were outside.
Hour 9: Nap
Hour 10: Coin-flip winner insisted on 2 out of 3. New winner insisted on 3 out of 5.
Hour 11: Searched for selfie stick.
Hour 12: Went outside, walked around, recorded historical words. Played back historical words. Re-recorded historical words.
Hour 13: Got bored. Itch driving me crazy. Went back inside.
Hour 14: Hatch wouldn’t latch. Looked around for duck tape and WD-40.
Hour 15: Sent #2 out to dig latrine and take the photograph above.
Hour 17: Let #2 back in. Watched cat videos.
Hour 19: Got ready for bed.
Hour 20: Repaired holes in air mattresses.
Hour 23: Sat up in bed realizing that, on Mars, nothing is illegal.
Hour 27: Unable to sleep, fearing that #2 may figure that out, too.

6 Comments!

  1. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted April 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm |

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  2. mech
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm |

    another place holder
    (this is a new thing?)

    Great list for first day on Maaas
    (say with Ahnald’s voice in your head. re: total recall)

  3. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 6:53 pm |

    ^ The place holder was used to provide an initial link when things were all cattywampus with these comments not loading, yesterday.

  4. mech
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm |

    Ha! you said cattywampus.

    I haven’t heard that since my Grandma Dot.

    Do you have a Davenport in the living room?

  5. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm |

    ^ Yeah, right behind the hassock.
    [untangles telephone handset cord, straightens antimacassars]

  6. Thunderbottom
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:48 am |

    Looks like all the recent advancements in space exploration are being made in the private sector (but then NASA wouldn’t have made it to the moon and back without the help of such “eeeviill” private entities such as Lockheed, General Dynamics, and General Electric). Note to NASA, Obama, and Senator Elizabeth Warren: “You didn’t build that.”