Freefall h0017
Freefall 0171

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0171.jpg

The sun operates by fusion. Nuclear power is what's behind solar power!

Of course! It all makes sense now!

Vampires! Have you noticed you never see a pro-nuclear vampire?

I must admit I have never thought about that before.

Freefall 0172

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0172.jpg

How will we know when it's started?

We'll see our power indicators go up.

That's it? I heard about a prototype reactor that lost it's plasma containment.

It made a huge bang and flash of light when it started up!

Yes. It's one of the few cases where an existing product became vaporware.

Vaporware – программный продукт, который долго рекламируется, но так и не выпускается в конце концов. То есть то, что никогда не становится реальным продуктом. Флоренс рассказывает про обратный процесс: реально существующий продукт при взрыве становится vaporware (vapor – пар)

Freefall 0173

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0173.jpg

The power indicator's slowly going up. Now it's stopped. Now it's going up again.

Watching this start up has taught me something.

Nuclear power is really boring.

And if you intend to reach a ripe old age, that's the way you'll keep it.

Freefall 0174

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0174.jpg

Wow! A lot of controls became active now that we're off emergency power.

Oooh! What's this button do?

TRIP

Pressing that button tells me to hurt you, Helix.

Oh. Okay. What's this button do?

Freefall 0175

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0175.jpg

Out! Out! I'm not going to have you in engineering trying to push every button in sight.

She's right. I don't belong in there. I'm a co-pilot.

I should be pressing buttons in the cockpit.

Freefall 0176

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0176.jpg

Attach cable B. Attach cable A. Then push.

Florence shouldn't have yanked my arm off like that. She's so excitable.

Sheesh. You'd think she'd never seen anyone reach for the self destruct mechanism before.

Freefall 0177

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0177.jpg

So many buttons and lights and switches! I think I'll press THIS one.

BAMF!

Hey, a sunroof!

WHOO!

I think I've pushed enough buttons for today.

Freefall 0178

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

0178.jpg

That's the last of the grass out of your lenses.

This ship is dangerous! You can't just go around pressing buttons.

That's what I've been trying to tell you, Helix.

Well, I've learned my lesson.

You don't suppose if we put Sam in the ejection seat…?

Naw.

Freefall 0179

These people have got to get their priorities straight

0179.jpg

rattle

rattle

CLANG!

zZZ…

It's after noon. Florence and Helix have been working on the ship since last night.

And still no one has brought me lunch. Those two have no sense of priorities.

Freefall 0180

These people have got to get their priorities straight

0180.jpg

Ah, I knew I had left some coffee in here a while back.

A little dusty, but still good.

This website uses cookies. By using the website, you agree with storing cookies on your computer. Also you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree leave the website.More information about cookies