Colonel Feretti meets with McCauley and shows him a crystal that McCauley found on the lunar surface last June, labeled Specimen 9. However, a sample found its way from the Bureau of Standards to an industrial laboratory. The owner paid $70,000 for it but the Air Force laboratory has confirmed that Specimen 9 is worth double that and can only be found on the moon. It had to have been transported aboard McCauley’s ship because the stolen piece was broken off of the sample they have in the lab. Major Stubblefield and four scientists were aboard that particular ship, and they’ll be returning with McCauley and Stubblefield in a week. The industrialist loaned it to them because he bought it in good faith from a middleman, and can’t identify the original supplier. Specimen 9 is hard enough to slice through diamond, has valuable optic properties, and has intrinsic value as a gemstone...Read the full recap
Narrator: But no matter where he travels, one thing will always be the same: man himself. Human nature will not change in the strange outposts of space. There will always be love and hate, courage and fear, and even greed. This is the story of an expedition to a distant world that was brought to the brink of disaster by one man's greed.
Dr. Bromfield: You know, this first meal on the moon always gets me. I never think that gravity will be strong enough to carry the food down to my stomach.
Dr. Narry: Your stomach's big enough to supply its own gravity.