"Personal Log, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, November 9, 2151. By the time anyone hears this, by anyone, I suppose I mean anyone Human, CommanderTucker and I will be long dead. It's my intention to recount the events that led to the destruction of the starshipEnterprise and to express my deepest feelings regarding my short but memorable service with Starfleet. In order to test the targeting scanners on Shuttlepod 1, Commander Tucker and I had to get at least 20,000 kilometers from Enterprise. During our third trial, we experienced a brief but sizable jolt. And shortly thereafter, realized that our sensor array had gone off-line. We had no choice but to head back to the asteroid field where Enterprise was involved in a mapping project. We found the ship, destroyed, its debris strewn across a square kilometer of one of the larger asteroids. Had our sensors been working, we certainly would have done everything possible to determine the cause of the disaster. But as it was, with only a short-range distress beacon and limited air we had no alternative but to set a course for Echo Three where, someday, this vessel, eventually, this log, will be found. May God have mercy on our souls."