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2061: Odyssey Three - Study Guide Chapter 32, Diversion Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32, Diversion Summary

Universe has been ordered to rescue Galaxy, and this means a return to Earth and a delay of months. Second Officer Roy Jolson comes up with a timesaving idea. Water can be obtained from the comet geyser, Old Faithful, thus cutting the delay down to weeks. After all of Captain Smith's questions are answered satisfactorily, or at least to where he cannot think of another objection, he accepts the plan.

Chapter 32, Diversion Analysis

The logistical problem of fueling Universe is solved. The comet provides the needed water propellant, thus avoiding a preliminary trip to Earth. This plot twist encourages the story to move toward a happy rescue ending, assuming that most things go well enough to get there. Meanwhile, Sir Lawrence worries about the mission. His two top commanders are now at risk, plus one ship has already been lost. This cannot look good on...

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