Stories tagged “Astronaut”

  • Countdown

    5 George looked down at the picture of his wife he’d brought on the discovery. He sighed; it would be three weeks before he got back from the International Space Station. 4 Mike nervously checked the ships structural integrity. All the astronauts...

    • Author: Holdini
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Splinter, 1: Adrift

    “What the…? Vic, come here. Take a look, what the hell’s this?” Victor took three graceful leaps and ended up right behind Jake’s console. Quite a feat considering the ship’s close quarters. He pointed to an blip tha...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Splinter 2: Awake

    The phone buzzed. The captain didn’t pick up. It was dark in her cabin and the clock read 0210. It must be a mistake. It wasn’t. It buzzed again, this time angrier. “What is it?” “Captain, sorry to bother you.” ̶...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Splinter 3: Discovery

    “Show me.” “It moved out of range about 30 minutes ago, but we’ll catch up with it again early tomorrow,” said Victor. “Ok, show me the viz,” said Captain Amanda Ruth. Victor pulled it up. But not before daring...

    • Author: Dave Oei
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Fail Safe

    Charlie felt the skin sagging back on his face, pulling away from its proper location as his weight increased. He could swear his ribs were creaking, which was silly, because ribs oughtn’t make a noise until they snap. He tried to think of someth...

  • The Fabric of Space

    “Go ahead, touch it,” said the voice. The wall was larger than I could fathom. I trembled as I reached forward, terrified, but you wouldn’t know it through the thickness of the pressurized gloves. My fingers pressed lightly into the s...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hard Radiation

    Solar flares are an astronaut’s worst nightmare. I mean, there’s other stuff to worry about, as you hurtle through space in the tin can you’re calling home. Running out of air, because the scrubbing system’s failed, or, perhaps,...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5

    SHIP LOG #000237—D:02/08/2085—TIME:-22:05pm(EST) “Hello, computer. It’s me, again. Well, obviously. Who else is there around here? Unless Kevin Bacon got invisible and sneaked onto the ship, but I think that’s unlikely, do...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5

    SHIP LOG #000001—D: 02/08/2084—TIME:14:08pm(EST) “Uh, hello? Is this thing on? OK, I think it’s working. Um, hello computer! This is Captain Donald Enslin here. I’m only guy who’ll be talking to you throughout this m...

  • Drowning in Nothingness

    The ship floated away in silence, everything muted in the nothingness in space. Crewmembers gathered around the portholes like fish at feeding time, only they weren’t nearly as content. I watched, resigned to my fate, as the damaged craft drifted...

  • Death As Viewed From Space While Hurtling @ 27,000 MPH

    “How many tonight, my friend?” Dmitry’s Ukranian accent made the question sound more like a movie quote. The kind with Russian gangsters, fast cars, fast women, and a rocket launcher or two. “I count four more down: Columbus, De...

    • Author: Elmore Jr
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Russian Roulette

    Why not? It would be like one of the movies they had enjoyed in between rigorous training sessions. “To beat death, you’ve got to know death,” Shana said. Now that was a movie quote. “The Mojave Desert, in proximity to the neare...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Disappointment

    I awoke from the cryogenic sleep just a few hours ago and I feel dizzy. 12.3 years of travel, and yet it feels like I left the Earth just yesterday. The computer is reporting that everything is OK, except the total amount of fuel used is less than exp...


    … We’ll watch the sun rise and set over our blueberry of a planet Start thinking of our friends and their 2 eyes,And reliese, were planet sick And well come home to a giant parade and eat smores and ice-cream too And when we part I’ll lo...

  • How to Survive an Explosive Decompression

    In her entire life she’s never had a bathroom break that sucked this bad. Seeing the cardboard on the paper roll is one thing, plungers another, but this was a universe of other problems. The docking procedures at the station for the new crew set...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Last Man Standing

    August 19, 2089 18:00 “It’s your call.” CapCom buzzed over the radio. August 19, 2089 09:00 A small window was the only view Criss had. For 15 hours the window showed nothing but black with stars sprinkled around. The next 9 hours w...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • (Day 14) your own damn self.

    (From the log of Col. Terrence Green) Day 8 No sign of what ever in the hell caused that banging. All I know it was solid. I felt in my bones whenever it hit. I checked all the diagnostics and they came back clean. There’s one thing I can for the...