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Shaped like a gum drop and painted gleaming white with blue accents, the Dragon V2 is designed to be able to "land propulsively almost anywhere on Earth," and could carry up to seven crew members.
After the dreadful excitement of surveying the landscape of war dawning in Fallujah and the propulsively written flight of the duo from the city--"Salim knew if he stayed in Fallujah he would die"--the story's tempo slows in a second beat that unpacks the mutual histories of both characters as Salim types notes into his laptop on the banks of the Euphrates:
This is Big Idea Sci-Fi at its most propulsively readable.