They stood in the airlock and waited for the giant locks to disengage, allowing them to enter the station. The mechanisms must have been damaged in the explosion; a tremendous grinding accompanied the normally smooth operation of the door. Once the door had shut behind them, Natalie checked the environmental sensors on her wrist.
“All clear,” she said, removing her helmet.
The crew did likewise, attaching their helmets to the backs of their suits and looking around the immediate area. The section they were in was largely intact, only the lack of people and disheveled appearance indicated something was amiss.