Re-entryThe emergency alarm blared at full volume as Blackie straightened his fighter. The explosion had sent his craft hurtling towards the planet at a tremendous speed and there was no way of stopping the acceleration. All he could do was steer her down and prepare for re-entry. He noticed the sky start to change colour from black to a dull purple and then to pink, red and finally orange. Blackie realised that he was looking out from the inside of a fire ball as the fighter broke through the atmosphere in a scorching flash of combusting air. To his surprise there was very little shaking or vibration as the fighter shot down like a meteor. Gradually the flames died away and he saw the clouds and blue sky of Furtopia. He had to slow the craft down or he would be smashed like an egg on the ground below. After 30 seconds he deployed the first of three emergency parachutes designed to slow his re-entry. The first opened but tore after only seconds. If he could just level the craft a little he wou
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