Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Falling Fast!

I have no desire to go into space but I enjoy Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy!

Prompt: As he fell he waited for

After orbiting the earth three times, Friendship 7 plummeted through the atmosphere. John Glenn sat in the cramped capsule, his gaze fixed on the altimeter. He made it, thank God! The heat shield hadn’t come loose and the capsule hadn’t burned during the descent. At one point during the flight, he had to abandon the automatic control system, using the manual electrical fly-by-wire system instead. As he fell, he waited for the parachutes to open. In a few minutes he’d splash down in the Atlantic. Navy helicopters would come to his rescue and his life would be forever changed.

Let’s find out what the others wrote:

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