In 2063, shortly after Earth learned of the attacks on the Vesta and Tellus colonies, a Chig spacecraft crashed on Mars in the Hellas Planitia.[1]

The crash was observed by a group of USMC recruit officers on a routine training mission. They found the crash site, along with two aliens, one dead and one that died later while being held captive[2]


  1. Space: Above and Beyond (novel)
  2. Pilot