The Latest from OKULOUS-10

E5R LOG 00





E5R LOG 01

Alexandra Boldt here, Communications Specialist for OKULOUS-10, waking from zombie sleep. Groggy. Other crew members awake before me. Muscular atrophy. Hope it goes away soon. A few hours to walk to communications. Protocol 010: Communications.

E5R LOG 02

Ship Status reporting, all systems functional. Except….we can’t receive signals from Earth. Text broadcast only. Hopefully COMMAND is receiving this. We will broadcast daily. Update on crew tomorrow. Muscular atrophy still impeding most actions.

E5R LOG 03

More issues with ship systems. Temperature control, unable to maintain constant temperature within the ship. Too cold. All crew using blankets to keep warm. Probably due to continuing support for zombie sleep systems. Not all crew members awake yet.

E5R LOG 04

Engine systems good, however unable to confirm our ship’s location. Working on solution. Coordinates database still refreshing. Zombie sleep should be down by now, but it isn’t. This worries me. Three crew still not awake. All other crew awake and healthy.

E5R LOG 05

Need Anders to wake from zombie sleep to fix temperature control systems. In such cold, can’t reduce muscular atrophy. Anders would know how to fix. Others and myself looked through heating, but appears too complicated. Average ship temp 54 degF.

E5R LOG 06

Coordinates database still refreshing. Should have refreshed by now. Can’t access any historical logs. Allison Mishings woke from sleep today. Two remaining, including Anders. Vitals appear normal, still concerned. They should be awake by now.

E5R LOG 07

Heating systems connected to zombie sleep capsules. Unless Anders and Foley wake, ship stays cold. Anders’ vitals falling. Worried about him. Foley’s okay. Average ship temperature continues to drop, roughly half of a degree every 22 hours, now 51 degF.

E5R LOG 08

Foley’s and Anders’ vitals declining. Crew doctor Dirk Schmidt says wait until tomorrow. If vitals still falling we manually wake. Alarms in piloting controls, need Foley or Anders to diagnose. Crew not sleeping. Too cold, increasing risk of disease.

E5R LOG 09

Foley’s and Anders’ vitals now critical. Starting manual wake cycle now. Schmidt believes they will die if not taking out of zombie sleep. Crew standing by to support. Can’t lose both and only engineers. Avg temp: 49 degF. Protocol 210: Manual Wake.

E5R LOG 10

Foley out of zombie sleep and stable, but unconscious. Process took 8 hours. Preparing to cycle Anders out of zombie sleep. Schmidt training Allison Mishings as his medical assistant. Crew sleep deprived. Concerned about healt. Protocol 210: Manual Wake.

E5R LOG 11

Anders dead. Died before Wake Protocol. Not sure what to do. Hard to deal with these emotions in a ship with no resources in the middle of space. So many questions. How do we deal with a dead body in space? Airlock doesn’t feel right. Want a better way.

E5R LOG 12

Crew count now 24. Who will take Ander’s place on the crew as engineer? Need to fix temp systems and alarms in pilot controls. Foley still unresponsive. Average ship temp 50 degF. Zombie sleep load on temp systems was too high for ship heating.

E5R LOG 13

Put Anders’ body back in zombie sleep capsule after brief memorial service. Temp continues to increase, helping crew muscular atrophy. Concerned we still can’t determine our location. Not sure how to fix without our engineers. Foley still unconscious.

E5R LOG 14

I volunteered to take Anders’ position as ship engineer. With Foley still unconscious, there’s no one to fix coordinates database alarms. I’m to continue as communications specialist, perhaps now communications engineer. Average ship temp still increasing.

E5R LOG 15

Schmidt, Mishings scheduled weekly health checks. Trying to understand main ship systems. How did Anders keep all this in his head? Think silent alarms may have something to do with our lack of location. Wish I could ask Foley, still unconscious.

E5R LOG 16

Avg ship temp 67degF. Crew catching up on sleep. Trying different shifts and managing other starting tasks, food and nutrition needs. Planning for mission objectives. With initial troubles, haven’t been able to establish crew operational responsibilities.

E5R LOG 17

Still no confirmed location, very concerning to me. Looked outside for the first time. Space is vast. Stars in the distance are unbelievable. Our sun is one of them. Sleep coming okay for me. So quiet in the ship sometimes. Need some white noise to sleep.

E5R LOG 18

I asked for help leading the crews, still too busy understanding OKULOUS-10 engineering. Myself and Schmidt are now designated captains. Foley still unconscious. Vitals normal. Concerned she isn’t awake. Hope to send images soon, not enough signal capacity.

E5R LOG 19

The two alarms I found on the navigation computer could be bad sensors on ship’s exterior shell. Not sure how to fix yet. Need to confirm wiring routes. Can’t stop looking outside. It’s beautiful. Milky Way is an incredible sight out here. So many stars.

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E5R LOG 21 

Foley awake but not speaking. Schmidt is concerned about her health, early flu symptoms. Schmidt suggests a quarantine. I don’t understand how someone could get flu out here. Crew finally getting into mission objectives. More details to follow.

E5R LOG 22

First found of weekly health appointments tomorrow. Will send separate files with summaries when available. Confirmed bad sensors are why we can’t establish our location. Requires exterior trip to sensor. Have to establish procedure. A frightening thought.

E5R LOG 23

Received new site connection. DSN shows signal broadcasts from two sites. CONTROL shows a connections to site E5R and new signal from site KINMIL. KINMIL, are you a registered Earth site? Are you receiving? Unsure if this is being received at E5R.


OKULOUS-10, this is Sgt. Ryan from the backup site. Both locations are experiencing issues with transmission relays, including communication between sites. We are aware of your situation. Quarantine is advised. No other orders for now.

E5R LOG 24

Mishings concerned about health appointment results. One crew member seen looking at Anders’ dead body. Seems strange. May not have been a good idea to keep his body on the ship. Foley in medical quarantine until symptoms gone. Still not speaking.

E5R LOG 25

Two crew members show early signs of mental destabilization. Never know how isolation like this will impact someone. Planning for first maintenance walk to fix sensors. Other tasks being assigned. Determining primary mission objectives for crew teams.     

E5R LOG 26

Charles Boden caught staring at Anders’ dead body again. When asked why, he said: “He’s still alive. Why hasn’t he woken up?” Thinking we can’t keep Anders’ on board for sake of crew mental health, but doesn’t feel right to send out the airlock.

E5R LOG 27

We’ve received no response from site E5R. KINMIL, have you established communication link with E5R? Curious was signal latency is. Mishings says three crew – including Boden – are mentally unstable. Foley’s flu symptoms are clearing, still not speaking.

E5R LOG 28

Primary objectives determined: 1) Where are we? 2) Determine Foley’s condition. 3) Assign leaders to: Health and Nutrition, Planning, Navigation, Sciences. Preparing for exterior walk tomorrow. I’m terrified. Still monitoring mental health of others.


OKULOUS-10, we do not have contact with E5R. Transmitting capabilities still limited. What is the instability diagnosis based on? What is the status of sensors? Want to determine latency as well. Account for travel speed and dilatation. Sent at 5OCT1918UTC.

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