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February 18, 2015
“DAD?”

— “Yes, son?”

“Will it hurt? When we hit the atmosphere?”

— “I don’t think we will. I think we’re in a pretty stable orbit.”

“But we’re falling.”

— "Yes we are, but we’re falling around the Earth. See? The Earth is curved. So even though we’re falling…. You remember this.”

“I’m sorry I got us up here.”

— “I don’t mind. I like it.”

“I didn’t think it would actually go. But it did.”

— “It certainly did. It’s a hell of a view.”

“Do you want it to go to the Moon?”

— “I’d maybe rather not. Hey, can you wish us gently home?”