Jim leaped inside the air-lock, slammed the steel door shut, clamped it, and sprang for the quartz peer-hole.
Within a minute the men crowded into the air-lock, and shut the outer portal.
Five minutes later Penrun's newly acquired craft was sliding out of its air-lock in the belly of the monstrous liner.
"Get over to that air-lock phone and say just what I tell you to," ordered Winford grimly.
Here, cover me with this till I reach the gyrocopter, then get back quick, and seal the air-lock.
Yet again he saw the set features, the final walk into the air-lock.
An air-lock would then facilitate a passage into the inside of the craft, where stores would be stowed.
My next shot will be through the nitrogen tank at your air-lock.
One of the crewmen opened the air-lock portal while the other two jabbed Astro and Roger with ray guns.
The ship will be in this air-lock for some three hours plus for refueling.