Research craft Kay-12-Niner has issued a distress call and gone silent around Cygnus X-1. They were dispatched to the anomaly on a Top Secret mission, Project Azorian. Their research must not be lost. The personnel must be rescued. Advance scout craft, Glomar Explorer, being the closest craft, is tasked with the locating Kay-12-Niner, rescuing the crew and ensuring their research is not lost.