Mining the asteroids for the multi-nationals is risky business. With just 30 days left on his long-term contract, Jack’s training has given him a chance to find and stake a high-value claim – one that will let him return home and rejoin his extended family Earth-side. He does have a close friend on the station, but does he really want to contract for another ten years in space? Does she? Part 1 of a regular continuing series.