An Inheritance of Stars
The Bod-Pod is a piece of emergency equipment everyone fears. It is a personal escape pod made for use one ships which either do not have normal pods, or do not have enough space. The bod pod is a reflective sliver on the outside, and inside both. The user climbs inside, seals the pod shut, and hits the release button. Another button is located on the outside to facilitate unconscious victim recovery. Once the pod is activated it inflates, and sets off an emergency locator beacon. The person inside the pod has approximately 8 hours of air and heat. The device protects against the vacuum and temperature of outer space. In order to conserve bulk and packing, bod-pods are not equipped with any form of view screen, transparent window, or communications device. The user is helpless and blind until rescued or recovered.