For long journeys to parts unknown, Hynerians had perfected more than just the galaxy famous passion fruit. They had also perfected what came to be called perfect food. Perfect food is what everyone else called Hynerian eggs. Perfect since each individual egg contained everything one needed to sustain life–all the vitamins, minerals, calories, not to mention water, needed for perfect health. On a supply of Hynerian eggs a space traveler could survive indefinitely.

Bravo-Four-Zero had not been given much hope of finding an inhabitable planet, but they had been given enough perfect food to survive long beyond the supply of oxygen their small ship could carry. Hunger would be absent from this voyage. Unfortunately the same could not be said for fear and uncertainty.