In the lounge, there is a certain sofa which can go underground. The crew members sit on this sofa, which heads down as an empty one moves up to replace it. The sofa moves on a rail to where Thunderbird 3 is, and once it reaches the bottom of the spacecraft, it moves up to put the crew members inside of it. As some of the crew members put their safety belts on, Alan Tracy goes up to the control room in the lift and launches Thunderbird 3. The retros activate and soon the spacecraft takes off.