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>>>>It would take a while to compute everything out. Personally, if it's not particularly relevant to the story, I'd just fudge it and summarize.

Hook: I came to the same conclusion while I was awaiting your response. I basically stayed with what I had as far as talking about needing enough thrust to average a certain number of km/hr to reach the asteroid in time. I just removed the references to absolute speeds (thrusters rated at 14 kph of speed, etc.). There was some minor tweaking required to work around this, but nothing major. ("We need enough thrust to average 17.9 kph for the entire trip, taking into account accelerating for half the trip and then decelerating to a complete stop at the asteroid." That sort of thing; just spread over a couple of pages rather than crammed into one sentence like the preceding one.)

Thanks again for your help!

Mark.
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