The ship fell burning out of the night, her crew missing. She was intercepted by German pickets above Mare Erythraeum, and boarded by Raketentruppen when she did not respond to hails. This was a pivotal moment in many ways: Not only did it mean that the Anglo-French technical advantage in engine design had evaporated, but also that the Martian gravity technology could be used to warp time itself. The crew was subsequently found to have been reduced to dust, an engine malfunction aging everything within the gravity field in a highly accelerated manner.
This is another painting for my 'Spacecraft of the First World War' book project.