After a journey lasting longer than 2 years, Explorer 6 finally arrives at Laythe! Automated systems thaw the crew – who slowly wake up!
“Wow, it’s been years? It barely felt like much of a nap!”
Explorer 6’s engines fire, and eventually circularize the orbit around Laythe!
“Mitster to Ground Control – I’m stepping through the hatch… “
“Oh wow! It’s beautiful!”
“Ground Control to Mitster – you’ve really made the grade!”
-Gene, Mission Control