cardboard. He shoved the gearshift into park
and sat there and squinted and read (not a
warning or a threat at all, but a clearheaded
statement so lean it stopped his heart). He
rubbed his forehead with the tips of his fin-
gers, pushing hard just above the eyebrows
where there's a little ridge, and pressed un-
til he felt bone. The sign said that the Austin
Parachute Center was out of business.
ry Kahlbau's silver pickup was parked near
the flight office. Henry got out and crossed
the ramp. Inside, Jerry stood at the small
kitchen counter next to the coffee pot, a heavy
window at Henry's pickup.
"Want some coffee? Give me a minute. It's
Jerry bent to the pot and inhaled. "I hope
hang, not even sure what he wanted to ask.
Video courtesy of astronaut Fred W. Leslie.