What's that song called, again?

The Unfolding Text - Episode 18

The astronaut taps away at a computer console, trying to locate a specific song from his childhood. The war's first nuclear strike just went off in Austria, and it's the only tune that comes to mind for such an occasion. After a long and futile minute, he sighs; while he doubts there's any song the station can't play, it might be listed under the wrong name.

Just as the astronaut sets the play-order back to automatic, the computer begins to act up. The monitor crackles for a moment, as if clouded by static for a moment, and a new window opens. A command console, blank titled "_GHOST." Given his intimate knowledge of the station's systems, the astronaut is surprised. There is no no program called "_GHOST." Or at least, there shouldn't be. For a moment, he hangs still in the station's microgravity, a frown growing on his face.

The blank command console is interrupted, by a sudden line of text...

  1. "HELLO_WORLD"
  2. "QUITE THE VIEW FROM UP HERE, HM?"
  3. "INITIATING SEQUENCE A."

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