As promised, part 2 of Journey to Ariadne is here! I hope you enjoy it.
March 18, 2163
Ariadne Project Mission Control
Hellas City, Hellas Basin, Mars
The tension mounted in the room. The head scientists, technicians, and specialists occupied all forty terminals while facing the main screen. A three metre tall main view screen and forty smaller touch screen panels for each terminal crowded the large Mission Control centre. The lights reflected off the screens and the air recycling system hummed. Everyone focused on the main screen. Ben checked the antennas, trying to calm himself down.
TRANSMISSION INITIALIZED. THIS IS ENDURANCE. STAND BY. 1:00.
Another smaller screen counted down the time until the end of the stand by phase. Three minutes and forty-two seconds.
Paolo stood up at the front of the room and turned to face his colleagues. “In less than four minutes, we should be seeing one of the most amazing images we’ve ever seen. Following that, an incredible amount of data…
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