The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 66 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.
This section contains 823 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Study Guide

Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary

Davis wakes up panicky in pitch darkness, vaguely recalling being drugged and enduring terrible nightmares, pressure, and pain. He hates freefall and curses the wake-up recording and light switch he cannot find without his left arm. In the light, the cabin is claustrophobic. Prof looks dead and Davis envies him, but jabs him with heart stimulant, figuring it cannot hurt. The clock shows they will soon be jolted into parking orbit and then start the landing program. Insertion to parking orbit is 33 seconds of agony almost as bad as that endured by his ancestor in Salem. Davis opts not to drug himself for re-entry, preferring to experience his final moments of life. The G forces are bad, splash down far from "gentle," and seasickness is horrible. When they are picked up, Davis is too weak to accomplish the six steps needed...

(read more from the Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary)

This section contains 823 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.