the crew of a spacecraft
In an emergency, no group of men on Earth can do the work that a space-crew can turn out in a scant half-hour, and these were all seasoned star-jumpers; to them the lack of gravity was a help rather than a hindrance in the swift completion of the work.
‘What I'd even like,’ Uranov went on heatedly, ‘is to work in a little propaganda at the end on this Martian business—show how a true living peace can function. You know, a sort of ‘Join the space crews and see another world’ whoozit. And, God, there is something you can get really excited about. To think of those—how many is it, near thirty now?—who've made the landing, accomplished man’s impossible dream, and died there, on a bitterer one-way trip than any criminal ever made, all because this peaceful world—’
Stark horror reflected itself on the tough, tawny faces of the space crew.
No space crew in history has ever mutinied, but few space crews have traveled with a contralto whose tremendous voice can fill and amphitheater—or a space liner.
The Oma’s last survey of these asteroids had some equipment malfunctions, and some of the tests had to be redone—a perfect ‘milk run’ for a moderately-untrained, woefully unfit space crew. The job was routine; the crew were the experiment.
A malevolent extraterrestrial attacks a space crew aboard their ship.
Lester del Rey, 'The Luck of Ignatz"
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