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Looking for a short story in which the crew of a spaceship for some reason find themselves outside the ship, drifting apart in outer space. They can communicate via their radios but are individually drifting apart. One by one they lose communication as they drift further away from each other. Might have also been adapted into a radio play?

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    I can't remember the title, but Ray Bradbury wrote one like this. I think one of the men ended up drifting into a cluster of asteroids that orbited the Sun every so many thousands of years and he knew he'd be part of that. This was also used as the ending of John Carpenter's movie Dark Star. – Tango May 2 '12 at 21:06
  • Do you remember anything else? Where did they come from? Where did they end up? Did any survive? When and where did you read the story? – user56 May 2 '12 at 21:16
  • It's definitely the Bradbury story. – Kyle Jones May 2 '12 at 22:06
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"Kaleidoscope" in Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man.

And the radio play was Episode 48 (Sept. 15, 1951) of Dimension X.

  • That's the one I remember. Don't know if it's what the questioner was looking for, though. – Tango May 2 '12 at 22:30
  • Kaleidoscope it is!! Thank you so much. – trigby May 2 '12 at 22:49
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    @trigby: instead of writing a thanking comment, you should mark this as the accepted answer, because (1) it rewards the answerer, (2) it helps readers in the future to quicly find the correct answer (3) if your accept ratio is too small, people might be less willing to answer your questions in the future. – vsz May 3 '12 at 6:40
  • Nice link, Kyle - I'd forgotten about that site. Thanks! – Raven13 May 3 '12 at 21:43
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    @Raven13 I added a link to the radio adaptation, since that was also in the question. Hope you don't mind. We just got another question about that story. Maybe it should be closed as a duplicate, but I'd already typed in my long answer before I searched and found that it had come up before. – user14111 Oct 5 '13 at 9:29

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