took it apart, found the problem…


Log Entry: SOL 118

My conversation with NASA about the Water Reclaimer was boring and riddled with technical details. So I’ll paraphrase for you:

Me: “This is obviously a clog. How about I take it apart and check the internal tubing?”

NASA: (After about 5 hours of deliberation) “No. You’ll fuck it up and die.”

So I took it apart.

I told NASA what I did. Our (paraphrased) conversation was:

Me: “I took it apart, found the problem, and fixed it.”

NASA: “Dick.”

Excerpt: The Martian, Andy Weir
Image: Mark Molchan @

Doing? writing..
Listening to:  the quiet of late evening..