The Question That Lies Between Us & Greatness: “Have I Left the Gas On?”

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The Question That Lies Between Us & Greatness: “Have I Left the Gas On?”

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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very time a space mission is announced and I am invited to be part of it I have to turn it down with a heavy heart.

The thing is that I know that just as our spacecraft will cross the 10 millionth mile, I’ll be seized by a doubt that I have left my gas on. The niggling doubt would have crept in on day 50 of the galactic journey but I’ll try brushing it off as irrational.

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