In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes - Ranger 3. Aboard this compact starship - The OneUps-- Mr. M, TY, VCR and J. Booty - were to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, their life support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger 3 was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit one thousand times more vast, an orbit which was to return The OneUps to Earth, 500 years later.