Magazine Number: 96
Publication Date: December 16, 1972
Artists: John M. Burns
Synopsis:A SHADO Moonmobile leaves Moonbase, and takes up a monitoring position to observe a launch from the United Earth Space Exploration Centre on the lunar surface. For twenty minutes after the launch, SID's instruments are nullified, and Straker is forced to call a meeting of the International Astrophysical Commission to complain. The IAC are not sympathetic, and a returning manned Venus probe is also due in Moonbase's operational area in three hours. But as the Probe approaches Moonbase and Foster prepares to receive them, the astronauts pick up three fast moving contacts. Moonbase suddenly loses contact with the Probe, as three UFOs close in on it...