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Part 1: "You're Hired"

Posted 03-05-2013 at 02:05 AM by MaverickSawyer

Before I begin in depth about the process that got me hired at GAT Airline Ground support, perhaps a little background is in order. Iím Patrick (MaverickSawyer around these parts of the Internet) and at the time that this part takes place, Iíve been delivering flyers door to door for the better part of 2 years. After I got on rollerblades, it started being profitable, but it still wasnít enough to pay the bills if I moved out on my own. So, I had been conducting a low-level job search for a while,...
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Posted 03-02-2013 at 12:34 AM by Bloodworth
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The Armstrong Leap

Posted 03-02-2013 at 12:28 AM by Bloodworth

Mon. October 16, 2045
Julia Eng
New York Times

Earth - After several hours of careful alignment burns today, the spacecraft Armstrong with her crew of 12 brave men and women fired their main engines today at precisely 6:01 pm EDT; accelerating out of Earth orbit and flinging themselves into the void and into history. Even if this mission should fail, they will have made history merely in the attempt, for in 2 days time when they pass the orbit of the moon and...
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Posted 03-01-2013 at 02:47 AM by Bloodworth

Amber Nightingale
United Press

Aug. 4, 2045

Pasadena, CA. USA Ė The atmosphere was jubilant here at the Jet Propulsion Laboratoryís Spaceflight Operations Center today as the long awaited Mars Resource Surveyor Satellite performed a successful aerocapture maneuver slowing it into a low permanent orbit around the red planet. Engineers and flight controllers had been effectively holding their breath for over a year when they lost contact with the craft....
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Going nowhere, Fast

Posted 03-01-2013 at 02:44 AM by Bloodworth

Kelly Sharpton
Associated Press

Tue. April 18, 2045
Washington D.C. - After a three day cruise phase, the spacecraft Armstrong turned her 6 main engines toward the Earth a few hours ago and performed a braking burn, shedding her interplanetary velocity, and fell into a 350 kilometer high orbit a little after midnight here in Washington. Six orbits later the vehicle successfully rendezvoused with the ISS, and performed the most difficult and delicate docking operation...
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