The rover had been given the command to stop five minutes ago. The new command was take and send a photo. All of the engineers waited. A quiet developed loud in its intensity. They have to wait five more minutes for the image to arrive.
One of the junior air force guys tries to whisper, “what do you think it is?” And is shooshed immediately.
What was seen was a large glinting metal object.
What it was no one knew.
The sound that announces new photos dings.
In unison the room turns to the big 50 foot monitor up front.
What is it? That’s the easy part. It shouldn’t be there. That’s what made the older section manager collapse. The shock of seeing a an aircraft cannot be described. Seeing 300 people walking around outside of it, well what the fuck.