He saw the girl again next day, when they checked in for blastoff.
For one thing, he treated the crew like dirt and had treated them that way since blastoff from Earth almost five months before.
A little more than two hours before the G-boat's blastoff time, and it couldn't wait for them.
They went inside swiftly and in a very few minutes prepared the thousand-tonner for blastoff.
"blastoff time is 2100 tonight," he said, ending the interview.
Ramsey was saying softly: “Fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-five, fifty-six … blastoff!”
He tensed now, not daring to relax for fear that the blastoff accelleration would slam him when he was unprepared.
She had been busy since blastoff, testing the computers, checking and rechecking them, being overly efficient.
The padded passenger compartments were above the blastoff drum freight sections.
Dehydrated food, flasks of oxygen and water, and blastoff drums to contain our gear, are all relatively simple.