In 2028 the space station, The Independence, which was owned by the United States of America stopped communicating with NASA. This sparked a major investigation which concluded in a rescue mission being sent out to space to try and find the occupants, or what may have gone wrong with their communications systems.
When the rescue team arrived they found that the entire station had drifted out of its expected orbit and was completely unmanned. It was almost as if it had been deserted but this seemed to be unlikely because it was in outer space and the entire crew would not have been able to fit in the escape pods.
Back on earth, the experts were left baffled as they tried to explain the apparent abandonment of their spacecraft. Everybody on it had been experienced astronauts and would have communicated an SOS signal.
It was reminiscent of a very old tale about a boat called the Mary Celeste. The abandonment of that had never been explained, and many believed the same will be true of the abandonment of the space station, The Independence.
The only thing remaining was an unused space suit which had been left hanging in a room.
Written for Sunday photo fiction