In my dream, I was an astronaut on my way to Jupiter with two other guys. We were stopped at a space station about halfway there to get out of the capsule for a while and stretch our legs.
The capsule was about the size of a canoe and it appeared to be made of the kind of cheap fiberglass you can shine a light through. One of the guys fixing it was doing that so he could find the cracks more easily.
I didn’t want to get back into the capsule ever again. The astronaut in command of the mission to Jupiter, who reminded me a bit of Apollo astronaut Frank Borman – he wasn’t Borman; he didn’t even look like Borman; but for some reason that’s who I thought he reminded me of – was trying to convince me to get back into the capsule with some “importance of the mission” talk. I wasn’t buying it.
But eventually I did get back into the capsule, although it wasn’t easy. I had to wedge my butt into the space between the bulkhead and the commander’s seat, wiggle a lot until I slipped through and settled in to the narrow space between his seat and the wall, and fold my arms across my chest to fit into my own chair. And that was only after dropping a couple of downers with a glass of water so I wouldn’t get claustrophobic. Not exactly what I imagined being an astronaut would be like.
Then, off to Jupiter!