|Genre:||Science fiction short story|
|Preceded by:||Gentlemen, Be Seated!|
|Followed by:||Red Planet|
“Ordeal in Space” is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein, originally published in “Town & Country” May 1948.
A spaceship’s crewman is unable to continue his work as spaceman, and has a fear of heights after incident. After living in fear and sadness for a time, he must face his fear while rescuing a kitten stuck on the 35th‐floor ledge of a building.