"I can't tell any one of you what to do. I'm not that wise. Walk your path. You'll know it."
File: Jacob Hardy, pilot, Ares One
Centcom Boardroom 223B
Path to Ares: 517 Days To Launch
Director Canterbury: Can someone get the lights?
Hardy: Mr. Canterbury, I notice your wife was still giving a toast out there.
DC: Yes, I know, thank you all for breaking away from the party.
Evie: Now, if you'll all look at the screen.
General Fiedler: Can we get some introductions?
H: Hardy. Special Flight Services. I'm, like, never here, I don't know anybody.
GF: And you are?
E: Evie, sir, Evie Calumet.
DC: Evie's one of our leading theoretical physicists. She has something important to show security services.
E: This. This shape you see.
H: It was important to show me a moon?
E: Not a moon. The weight's wrong and anyway, it shouldn't be there.
H: Is that planet beside it—
E: Jupiter. Does everybody get that? This thing just appeared in our solar system, and it's anyone's guess why.
GF: What are its capabilities?
DC: So far we don't know. Maybe it's just a roving satellite. Maybe it's something a lot scarier.