“Meteors coming in, lots of them,” said Chief Ansari. “We’re detecting a number of hazardous objects. No telling where they might land.”
“Like a hailstorm in space,” Dyl said. “One direct impact could cause a great deal of damage to the moonbase.” Dr. Romero began to rummage around at the back of the Control Center module. “Time to get to the bunker, Chief.”
“Standard emergency procedure. We’ll have to ride it out,” Ansari told the cadets. “Join us, quickly.” A wave of panic hit Dyl at the thought of his sister out- side in her spacesuit during a meteor shower. “But we can’t leave the team outside unprotected!”
“Alarm sensors will have sounded on their suits, too. Let’s hope they can find protective cover. No time to argue. Follow Dr. Romero.”
The doctor pulled on a recessed handle in the deck plates, revealing a hatch in the floor and an underground shelter. “Come on!”
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