Confirmation of the perfect process,
Nusil buttered into the slot of a 3D printed template,
leveled with a steel ruler and with the template lifted off,
the exact right thickness of a perfectly formed
rectangle of Nusil CV-2946, expertly
handled with white gloves,
all this in preparation for bonding two surfaces
bound for GEO.
and yet, remember that this all started with
peanut butter smeared into a template cut out
from old business cards at my desk
in a windowless office
in a non-descript office building.
This is likely not the NASA way.
It is my way.