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2061: Odyssey Three - Chapter 13, "No One Told Us to Bring Swimsuits . . ." Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Captain Smith of the Universe informs Heywood Floyd and the other special guests on board that a swimming pool is available for their use while the ship is under thrust and has a little gravity, one tenth that of Earth. Maggie M'Bala complains that nobody told her to bring swimsuits, and this is indeed a surprise for the guests. Captain Smith explains that the water comes from one of the propellant tanks, and since the ship's thrust must be reversed in two hours, he invites everyone to enjoy the artificial beach while they can. The artificial beach is well done and has the illusion of a tropical beach on Earth.

Analysis

The possibility of an artificial tropical beach being on a spacecraft is explained in this chapter. Since water is the primary propellant, it can be used for this...

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