Sky Lift by Robert Heinlein:
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"A sudden epidemic on Pluto threatened to destroy the Earth colonists unless medical aid arrived. Rocketships were too slow; this was a job for two Torch Pilots who were expendable."


('Sky Lift' by Robert Heinlein)

This short story was eventually collected in Menace from Earth in 1953. A torchship pilot takes off from Earth orbit to Pluto on a mission to deliver a cure to a plague ravaging a research station.

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