This is a science fiction short story, to be read for pleasure.


Richard Colarco has over 40 years of experience in space system design, aviation, intelligence, and surveillance. He was a radar engineer on the Apollo lunar missions. Mr. Colarco served 22 years in the United States Air Force as a navigator, electronic warfare officer, intelligence officer, and space operator. He was a crewmember on B-52 and RC-135 aircraft. He led an engineering division developing advanced electronic warfare systems for future aircraft. Mr. Colarco directed airborne reconnaissance operations in Korea. He was deputy commander of the Space Surveillance Network. After leaving the military, Mr. Colarco worked in development, modification, and maintenance of many optical and radar ground-based and space-based space surveillance systems. He conducted two in-depth radar surveys of the space debris environment. He was chief engineer on the development of a classified US Air Force satellite communications system. He is an adjunct professor of physics and mathematics for several universities. Mr. Colarco has a BS in physics, and advanced degrees in operations research and education.



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