“– zero nine five, reconfirm RTP status before transfer,” says an announcement. Karen Anson walks toward a medical receptacle in the examining room.
Meanwhile, Stone and Leavitt examine the exterior of Scoop VII with a small video camera that orbits the open top of the satellite.
Electrical wires are shown on a large video monitor, with the caption “20X” at the bottom of the screen. Literally, it’s a bolt-by-bolt inspection.
Leavitt stretches and yawns in her chair.
“Second scan completed,” says Leavitt. “Score: nothing to nothing.”
“Go to a hundred power,” says Stone. Leavitt punches a button, and the monitor now says “100X.”