The crew of the Boon finds themselves out of fuel on the way to Ganymede; Drifting in the dark, open expanse of space they run into a derilict ship. The ship is like none any of the crew have seen before. It is powered down and drifting out into deep space, taking a chance to recover some fuel from the vessel they manuever up to the derelict. when they board the ship though, they find the entire crew dead. a cursory examination shows it to be some kind of science vessel.
Among other things they find some kiind of odd biological infestation along with some much needed fuel. They power up the ship and siphon off enough fuel to get underway to Ganymede. In the process of looking furthr into the mystery surrounding the vessel they inadvertantly trigger a self destruct sequence. narrowly escaping they continue their journey.