A new research mission to study Kerbin is launched. The X-5 will be taken out by Mitster and Orlas – recently returned from Eve! A Gravity Sensor is installed in the cargo bay.
“Here we go! Reaching optimal altitude for the X-5… 9000km!”
The X-5 flies over X5RM01-A – and Orlas notices something!
Looks like we made a mapping error – woops! The X-5 has already explored this canyon, and the Monolith that’s down there!
We better keep moving anyway… that looks like it would be a tricky landing!
X5RM01-B isn’t very far away, and Mitster takes the X-5 down for a landing. Orlas hops out, and checks the scientific instruments… then the jet takes off again!
Hey – will you look at that! One of the ground stations for communications – cool!
Mitster takes the X-5 down to X5RM01-C!
Certainly there’s some staff at that communications station that could have done this survey? Ah well. The X-5 takes off… heading north!
Better turn on the cabin heaters… it’s getting chilly!
“Ok – this is the site where orbital sensors indicated a strange anomaly. I’m going out to check it out!”
Oh wow! Mitster, get out and check this out!
Orlas runs toward what looks like a crashed … saucer of some kind!
Mitster puts on the parking brake and climbs out….
Then runs to meet up with Orlas at the crashed saucer!
“Wow! They’ll never believe this back at KSC! We better take lots of pictures and samples!”
It’s starting to get pretty late… so Mitster and Orlas take off, and head back to KSC.
Thankfully, there’s justenough fuel to reach the Space Center!
Orlas and Mitster hop out of the X-5 and rush to tell the others about their exciting discoveries! The X-5 is brought in to be refurbished.