As upgrades are started on several Space Center facilities, funds are running very tight until the next funding period. To stay busy, Mission Control decides to send Jeb on a short mission to investigate an anomaly detected by the Radar Scanner on board SpaceLab!
“Hey – before I take off I’m going to go check out that strange thing near the Space Center!”
Jeb hops out of the X-4 Jetplane, and runs over to the strange object…..
Whew! This is quite the jog!
Look at the size of this thing! KSEA scientists are dispatched to investigate. Jeb returns to his plane!
Jeb flies west, to the mountains near KSC…
This looks like it might be a rough landing. Uh oh! Uh Oh!
Boom! The X-4 flips and flies apart in an explosion of parts!
“That was a close one! I made it though! ”
“Looks like another Monolith! Strange… dirt around it would indicate it may have recently been dug up. Very odd!”
Jeb is rescued, and the flight data from the X-4 is examined. Any future X-4 flights have been grounded until the cause of the crash can be determined!