The character who discovers the comet who worries he's going to be recognized and killed for having "invented" the comet.
Senator Arthur Clay Jellison
This character is a fan of the space program, and it's at his request that the United States puts astronauts up to study the comet.
Senator Jellison's right-hand-man, this character says he had hoped to win the Congressional seat when Jellison retired.
This character hates the thought that she's the princess of Jellison's kingdom.
A documentary filmmaker who focuses on the comet as the subject for one of his projects.
The project manager at the San Joaquin Nuclear project, this character holds onto the power plant after the comet strike.
Dr. Leonilla Alexandrovna Malik
The Soviet who is trained as a kosmonaut and remains hopeful that she'll eventually be chosen for a mission.
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