Congratulations! You’re on Mars Base Alpha, the 1st human outpost at the purple planet. Don’t sit back, notwithstanding. It’s now not all roses and unicorns up the following. Mars isn’t known as "The Bringer of struggle" for not anything! You’ve simply been rained on by way of a meteor bathe and it’s as much as you—you!—to placed your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics abilities to paintings to save lots of the day, and the bottom! And that’s simply the start of the demanding situations that lie forward.
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Thank you,” she stated. “What’s the prestige of the ability intake for Sections A via E? ” Emergency lighting fixtures within the room was once working, a distinct signal that the batteries have been nonetheless operational. yet for the way lengthy? Kristie questioned. Twenty-five mins past, a small meteor bathe had brightened the sky. Meteor showers have been not anything strange, yet this present day, a number of higher fragments that didn’t fritter away coming into the Martian surroundings impacted with the ability conduits connecting the fusion power facility to Alpha. For the final fifteen mins, her five-person group had struggled to reconnect the keep watch over platforms that will supply entry to the fusion energy station over three hundred kilometers from Alpha. With the base’s basic energy out, backup turbines would routinely kick in. yet no longer at the present time. whatever used to be unsuitable, and the facility provide figures have been easily dwindling too speedy. “Power intake is at 10 gigawatts in line with hour,” spoke back Brian. He typed one other command and leaned again in his chair, shaking his head. “We’ve bought lower than hours of reserve battery strength, Kristie. ” Kristie paused and counted to 5. It was once an previous stress-relief trick she discovered in university, yet again then, she may count number to 10. instantly, she may well merely spare 5 seconds. “OK, we’ve obtained to determine why we’re no longer producing backup strength. when we determine that out, we repair it. It’s so simple as that,” she answered. “Video platforms may still be operational, even on backup strength, yet they’re no longer. i will in simple terms wager that these platforms could have been broken, too. there have been quite a few affects among the fusion plant and here,” acknowledged Brian. “Someone’s acquired to do a visible inspection,” Kristie spoke back. “Who can we have over in PLS? ” 1 CHAPTER 1 ■ PLAN B Brian entered a brief command and scanned the display. “The accountability roster exhibits Davis and Rhodes because the reaction crew for strength and lifestyles help. ” “Get them at the radio,” spoke back Kristie. “Let’s simply wish it’s now not as undesirable because the numbers are telling us. ” It’s undesirable Mars Base Alpha, part E, energy and existence help August 20, 2062 at 10:42 PM (Greenwich suggest Time) Kristie watched the clock on her console and tapped her hands nervously. “Five mins. they need to were in a position to get a visible for us by way of now,” she acknowledged. “We’ve obtained to…” The radio squawked, startling her. “Kristie, are you there? ” It used to be the voice of Ian Davis, considered one of Alpha’s energy process engineers. Kristie pressed the ship button on her console. “I’m the following, Ian. inform me whatever good,” she stated, liberating the button. one other squawk issued from the audio system. “No can do, Kristie. It’s undesirable. the pc structures regulating the backup turbines took a right away hit. The platforms are computerized, so nobody used to be in there, yet it’s going to take an afternoon or extra to get them again on-line. ” Kristie heard Brian take a deep breath on the information. He rolled his chair towards Kristie and pressed the ship button. “Ian, all we'd like are , possibly 3, turbines again online—just adequate to supply regular strength for upkeep. Any likelihood to get some of them operational?