The hoist engine conked out yesterday, and wasn't running until mid-afternoon. Nevertheless, as Robert A. Heinlein wrote in Delilah And The Space-Rigger, "Sure, we had trouble building Space Station One -- but the trouble was people."
Two riggers got bored, offered to make a fast-food run around lunchtime, and vanished for the day. That was two-thirds of the crew aloft and without them, nothing was going to happen. The rest of the crew left about 2:30 p.m.; I went home, did laundry and made supper.
Today is a work day, too. I wonder if it will include any, you know, work?
2 months ago