The mission to Ceres had encountered some difficulty when Ahuna Mons erupted.
Although the crew survived the event unscathed, some of the equipment was damaged. While the entire event lasted less than one hour, contact with Earth was temporarily lost.
The astronauts were quarantined once returning, which was expected.
A doctor entered the chamber in a decontamination suit. He tried to remain upbeat and cracked a few jokes about the agency to ease any tension.
“I know you are all perfectly fine. I just need to draw blood from each of you.”
The other climbed onto the ceiling.