The Aurorans dispatch a ship, Escort One, to the first planet in the solar system. Early in the trip, Britt argues with the pilot Isaac about every detail. Despite those arguments, Isaac and Jessica pilot Escort One to the new world. Once they settle into orbit, they begin the required surveys. As they orbit the planet, they wait for the surveys to conclude. Will the scientist be able to descend and begin their ground surveys? If they can will the planet be suitable for the initial Auroran settlement?