Stone is opening the Scoop VII cover plate with a pair of waldos.
“We have a magnetic K-indices here,” says an announcement. “Give us a code three when you get it.”
“I wanted you here when we find out if there’s still anything biologically active in the capsule,” explains Stone to the team. “Suggestions?”
“Use a Buffalo,” says Dutton.
Stone turns to Leavitt. “Audio?” he asks. Leavitt walks to the control console and throws a switch. Stone reaches for a pivoting control panel.
There are shelves of animal specimens on the far wall: rats and rhesus monkeys in individual cages. A robot arm removes a rat in a cage from the second shelf.
“Directors E through G, Correction,” says an announcement. “Negative N-scan, negative N-scope in L-Y One.”