Study Guide

2001: A Space Odyssey Part 4, Chapter 22

By Arthur C. Clarke

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Part 4, Chapter 22


  • Poole gets in a space suit and then goes into the space pod. There is some discussion of how important space pods are. Summary: They are very important.
  • Technobabble, technobabble, technobabble…goose!
  • Poole gets outside in the pod, goes out of the pod in his spacesuit, and gets the piece that's causing the trouble.
  • All done, he thinks everything's fixed, but it is not.
  • Foreshadowing.

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