April 24th, 1961; KSS – Low Earth orbit.
As evening approaches on KSS, the crew of the station – well, most of the crew – is preparing a special evening for the rest.
In the common area of the station, Commander Cericca and Lieutenant Calney have been spending their afternoon preparing, with the engineers Sanlinne and Tommon pitching in as they have time – all the while Maala and Landon makes sure to keep the three scientists of the 3rd crew occupied in the labs.
As dinnertime approaches, Maala and Landon insists that they should all eat together for once – and starts moving the rest of them towards the common area.
As Mauzy, Hendun and Kenzor enters the common area they encounter a sheet blocking their way – removing it, they are greeted with the rest of the crew in front of them (and Maala and Landon behind them) yelling “SURPRISE!” at the top of their lungs.
As the confused scientists stares perplexed at the assembled crew and the rather impressive dinner put together, Landon and Maala pushed them forward while giving them a helpful hint about them having been in space for a year now.
As the crew eats dinner – including a special space-cake sent from mission control – the commanders and engineers tease the scientists about being so engrossed in their work, that they didn’t even notice the special crates on the supply mission the week before.
As the evening progresses, the crew also takes some pictures to include with their weekly report from the station – which also includes special thanks to the ground staff for preparing and sending everything, as well as the KSA master chef for the space-cake.