Please Stand Clear And Gape In Awe

“They’re not aerodynamic, you know. Landing a Drake on a respectably-sized planet is not what you might call an elegant operation. It involves aerobraking hard to shed most of her velocity, flipping her around once you’ve lost enough of it and balancing her down on her tail with the main drives, then finishing off with a rather graceless belly-flop once you’ve achieved zero velocity at zero altitude.”

“The next item on the checklist customarily involves a sigh of relief, a shot of whiskey, and a change of pants.”

– Sailing Master Lt. Galenyi “Scorcher” Janaris-ith-Janaris,
Imperial Navy