The two spaceships floated airlock to airlock, two metres apart.

Arnold stepped from his cumbersome space-suit and stood naked in the airlock of his craft. He opened the door and all air fled into the void. Arnold leapt lightly across the gap toward the open airlock of the other craft.

Gently and weightless, immersed in the pure beams of countless stars and galaxies, he floated in the vacuum of infinite space. Momently, he, too, was a heavenly body, a tiny planet.

He then touched a switch and the door closed and life-giving air rushed in to fill his empty lungs.

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