<< BACK TO RS001 LOG Message Incoming... Source Melchizedek.0294 β Hyi, 4th Planet Ascension 00h 25m 45.07037s Declination –77° 15′ 15.2860″ Distance 24.37ly Equinox J2000.0 SOL Year 3782, QEC adjusted [Autotranslator enabled...] Prezzi Adeyemi, Seriph Rhetorical Ecclesia ::: Melchizedek Serial 0294 Ecclesiastic Report It has been 90 days since we received our transmission from Shuttle 004. The shuttle was on its mission under the command of Warrant Officer Jerome Somerset Pasani with support from Specialist Sandy Regina Kroups. The transmission received at Melchizedek was relayed automatically to the QEC, so it should be present in the reports. As Seriph Rhetorical Ecclesia Prime and acting commander of the exo-spermia of Beta Hydrii I have no further insight or analysis to add to the recording. We have little basis for understanding what took place and only the ship transcription as evidence. After hearing deliberation on the possibility of a scouting expedition to investigate the loss of Shuttle 004 I have expressed my authority in denying that course of action. Specialist First-class Stephanie Janssen has brought forth formal objections to this decision. Her documentation is in order and reflects the signatures of herself and Specialist Second-class Brewer, and Navigator Hämäläinen. Our task here is unchanged. Our priority is the safeguarding of life, all life. This mission is paramount and any further risk to investigate what happened between systems is unbalanced by the understanding we might gain. Regarding crew, morale has has taken a measurable hit. The Halmen-Gloria scale shows a seven point negative shift. Shift performance has decreased in expected relations, especially on the beta site. Those who were closest to Kroups and Pasani are undergoing psychiatric screening with special attention paid toward Specialist First-class Janssen and Navigator Hämäläinen. Following their ordeal in transit and the loss of the good Doctor Idjani, this second tragic loss may prove a burden too great to be sustained without significant intercession. To this end, Doctor Nguyen has been retasked to the beta site to oversee testing and counseling. On a more personal note I have been reminded that my friend Jerome requested I send along some personal correspondence he had set aside in case of an incident. While I cannot imagine he ever thought something like this could occur, I will see to his wishes. His personal logs have two messages marked which I will schedule to be added to the QEC transmission over the next few cycles. As with any loss of crew words cannot express the deeply personal impact such an event will have on each of us nor fully capture the deep loss for all of humanity and life. Each moment taken away is a loss for all of life and God's creation. We must strive in the days ahead to live that much brighter, each of us, and hope our actions can do some small part to help offset a loss we all share. We owe his memory this much and more. .