"Be aware at all times of what drives those around you."
Path to Ares: Launch Day + 1 (Revised Launch Day)
Centcom: Ares this is Centcom, Radio Check. Radio check, over.
Hardy: Centcom this is Ares One. We read you loud and fairly clearly, over.
C: Roger. Hey, just so you know, the, uh, House of Eternal Travel has sent you its prayers. It was all over the news.
H: That one of those Traveler cults?
C: Roger, this is the one that survived the Traveler-cult rumble a few weeks ago.
H: Oh. Well, okay, tell them thanks.
C: Roger. Next radio check 8 minutes.
H: They'll be quiet for a while. Nav?
Qiao: Steady. We are clear of Earthgrav. Confirming course.
Mihaylova: All systems normal.
H: OK. So now it's… a long wait.
Q: Hey. You OK, Jacob?
H: Yeah. A-OK.
Q: Look at the stars.
M: Is there a problem?
Q: Not at all. It's just…
Q: Yes. Like something we are privileged to join but could never deserve.
H: Wonder how the Traveler must feel.