Five Word Weekly Challenge — Splashdown

Two days earlier, the small space capsule had been launched into the cosmic early morning sky like a meteor streak. As the astronauts inside the capsule started the descent back to Earth the next day, the men onboard the Navy recovery vessel were looking up into the cloud-filled as sky when they saw the capsule break through. It was their job to retrieve the astronauts once their capsule splashed down into the rough, deep ocean waters. The biggest challenge was to ensure that no astronauts drowned as they were transferred from the capsule to the boat and that they all made it safely back to the ship.

Mission accomplished.

Written for Greg’s Five Word Weekly Challenge using the words meteor, cosmic, cloud, capsule, and drown.

5 thoughts on “Five Word Weekly Challenge — Splashdown

  1. creative_ramblings May 9, 2023 / 1:23 pm

    Not at all; the capsule and the cosmic meteor were both on a re-entry trajectory glowing through the sea of dust. So not dark at all.

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