… Finally arrived.
I’d been both desiring and dreading it, dreading because it seemed the opportunities for error were great while no single error would be of small consequence.
And because a friend of mine sent, the night before, a video demonstrating the results of one specific error.
I shared the video with the launch crew, Todd (in red) and Randy (in gray). Their expressions suggested it was bad luck to show disaster footage to guys who knew full well what disaster looked like and who we’re working hard to forestall what they couldn’t absolutely guarantee against.
As it turned out, they launched Gjoa with great care, and the operation went off flawlessly.