Exploration Inventory

The crew are preparing the following equipment in preparation for exploring the alien hulk. All electronic gear in italics will need to fit into the shielded case.

  • Chemical cameras, preferably with improved radiation tolerance.
  • Developing equipment (perhaps turn the extra cargo space into a darkroom?)
  • Cine-camera?
  • Good quality vac suits for those who don’t have armoured suits. Suits should conceal facial features and any specific identifying markings should be covered.
  • Ropes.
  • Lights.
  • Vacuum-tolerant adhesives. Solvent for removing adhesives after use.
  • 0-G pitons, i.e. supporting rings and brackets that can be glued to surfaces.
  • A Geiger counter each plus 1 or 2 spares.
  • Short-range radios.
  • Lots of bags and other containers for specimens.
  • Airtight crates, capable of withstanding an external atmosphere with no internal pressure. Some large enough to hold an alien body.
  • Sterilisation chemicals (perhaps temporarily flood the airlock with chlorine on the way in?)
  • Vacuum-tolerant pens, clipboards etc.
  • Halligan bars.
  • 1 set of hydraulic rescue tools (‘jaws of life’).

Exploration Inventory

The Log of the Beowulf Astronut Sagitta