Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturn Saturday; Chapter One
The plans of the balroc are the copyright of Tom Jolly 2000 and are used with permission. The Saturn photograph is from NASA.
He had used his life savings to buy a balroc. This wasn't a Tom Jolly as the balroc yachts were called but an old protest balroc. The ground crew pulled the whale shaped airship out of it's hanger. The solar thermal vertical balloon was shaped like a Blue Whale. Used in the last whaling protest on Earth it was no longer needed over the silent oceans of this world.
Grandpa was 112 years old and had never left Earth. He walked towards his family to say goodbye. The family all called him grandpa even his sons. He walked towards them in his Chinese made skin tight spacesuit and his Russian made space helmet held in the circle of his right arm. The thin armor plating that would protect him from micro-meteoroids and radiation was made in the United States.
More to come