I feel like this episode is an homage to the manga series "Twin Spica." Spica is a story about teenagers who are training to become astronauts. Maybe it's all in my head, but a lot of the scenarios and specifically, the girl pictured really does remind me of the manga. If you like a slice of life style manga, check it out. It's pretty much a jdorama in manga form.
Episode 37 released.
"Twin Spica" review
So like I said earlier, this is a slice of life manga. The focus is mainly on the characters and their interactions with each other. There are a few fantastical elements to it. The training that they go through is ridiculous, it sort of reminds me of the Hunter Test from Hunter X Hunter in that sense. But there's also a ghost in the story and stories about death, the afterlife, etc. Basically there is a mystery to a tragedy that occurs in the past that has rippling effects on events that occur in the present day.
But overall it's really heartfelt and sometimes emotionally burdensome. Like, "Oh man, that was kind of heavy and sappy. Let's read some more Full Metal Alchemist to cleanse the palate." But that can be good sometimes.
There is also a lot of little neat things that the author throws into the manga. Like at the end, there's an extra story that took me three volumes before I realized that it was about the author (I had thought it was some side character that I had forgotten about.) Plus, the three main female protagonists names spell the author's given name (Realized that today.) Apparently this series didn't sell very well, but maybe check it out and see if you like it. It's probably a good side dish for Fourze.