Breakaway Phenomenon and Escapism in Amanchu!

McDIVITT: They want you to come back in now.
WHITE: Back in?
McDIVITT: Back in.
GRISSOM: Roger, we’ve been trying to talk to you for awhile here.
WHITE: Aw, Cape, let me just [take] a few pictures.
McDIVITT: No, back in. Come on.
WHITE: … Listen, you could almost not drag me in, but I’m coming.

But he wasn’t. Two more minutes passed. McDivitt starts to plead.

McDIVITT: Just come on in …
WHITE: Actually, I’m trying to get a better picture.
McDIVITT: No, come on in.

Excerpt from Packing for Mars, Mary Roach1

Amanchu Teko lying on ocean floor
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