The capsule repairman appears briefly at the beginning of Book I, when he momentarily scares the SILPS trio by making noises underneath the capsule prior to liftoff:
- Suddenly there was a jolt from under them. "Maybe I spoke too soon." "Quick, everyone get into your seats!" Frank insisted. They ran to their seats and buckled in. Then there was a knock on the window. A man with rugged clothing came in. "Sorry, just workin' awn the adjustmints down hea! Sorreh if ah startled yeh!" He chuckled and left the capsule.
The capsule repairman is portrayed as a woman by Annabella Boatwright in Space Voyages: Galactic Journey. She wears strange '80s clothing and a NASA baseball cap.