Episode 3 running commentary, because I can sleep in tomorrow. Those are some really crisp pictures. To the point where I have to wonder if the Soviets don't take publicity shots on Earth before missions. I like the Ralph Abernathy quip--nice bit of local time color. Nice bit about John Glenn the hero character, and the attempt to bottle lightning again for the first American woman on the Moon. I like Tracy's greater confidence once Deke appoints her an astronaut candidate. But Ed's wife is being a complete bitch about that. I dig the complexity here--the antifeminist woman who complains because her husband's social standing, and therefore her own, are eroded. It doesn't portray women as a monolithic bloc--I like that. The line about Kosygin protesting American weapons placement on the Moon leads me to think that the signing of an expanded OST will be part of the season climax. A revised "I dream of Jeannie" scene touching on woman astronauts--that's a neat touch! Margot is no-nonsense. I like her. Gordo's got a good point. I hate when whoremongers make good points. I am geeking out at that Lunar Orbiter scene--presumably this is a suped-up second-generation Lunar Orbiter. Maybe with some Pioneer- or Voyager-surplus instruments. A model of Moonlab was in the trailers, so my design speculation will be without spoiler coloring: seems to be a single S-IVB tank barrel section with domes, or just a pair of domes or LOX tank, so not a wet workshop--just a dry workshop on the same tooling. Four landing engines that look like LM descent engines--so for hovering, that implies a weight of 18 kN or a mass of 11 tonnes dry. Landing propellant (no tanks visible--maybe drop tanks that are stripped off by the astronauts on landing?) would vary depending on whether this thing is supposed to be braked into orbit by a CSM, a modified S-IVB (as Douglas proposed in lunar surface application studies), a *transtage based on the SM, or it does it itself.