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From a fantastic NPR piece about Apollo 11 astronauts writing on the walls of Columbia:

In both pen and pencil, the astronauts scribbled down flight plans, a series of numbers and notations from mission control, and a calendar. Each day of the Apollo 11 mission is crossed out except for the final day, July 24, when Columbia returned to Earth.

Most sci-fi spaceships are too antiseptic. One of the things I love about Serenity, from Firefly, is Kaylee’s paintings on the galley walls. Too few SF ships feel real in the way that those little flowers make Serenity feel real.

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