The men in a smoke-filled room listen to an audio recording, in which astronauts discover a beacon on the "dark" side of the moon, and hear what seems to be a coded musical message. The men decide to send a response. 
Broussard was in the military, at a camp in Basra Province, Iraq. Later he worked as a soldier in the private sector.
The Transitional Authority is set-up, people and resources are gathered.
Katie Bowman, daughter of a senior naval officer, meets and marries Will Boman, has a family, owns and runs the Yonk.
Will Bowman, meets and marries Katie Bowman whilst in the navy, joins the FBI, raises a family with Katie. Partnered with Devon Howard in the FBI.