“This is the story of the second expedition to the planet of Landor. I’m recording it for any future expeditions which might land on this God forsaken sphere in the hope that they may learn from our tragic example. As I write there are two of us left – just two out of the original one hundred and eighty men. One of us, myself, will be dead in less than 23 minutes. As for the other – heaven have mercy on him”.
X Minus One – “Courtesy” – August 18th, 1955