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Chester Burton Brown

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It’s all uphill but you can barely tell. So you don’t need to be an athlete to do it. God knows I’m not.

But it’s hard anyway. Maybe that’s obvious. But it’s hard in a way I hadn’t been expecting. Like a fish on a beach you know you don’t belong there. Your gills quake and shudder against the merciless whorls of oxygen burning your eyes and denying you life. You feel colder lying in the shadow of death—colder than you thought you could.

But we did it. Nearly all of us made it back.

We walked to space.

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