I came across the mission with the scientist who was developing the special probe. I think his name is Reiffel. Anyway, there was too much dichromatic nebula around and I decided to bug out for Sagan’s Lights from YVT-xxxx despite not making it to the inner moon he wanted. I was intending to just land, repair and possibly go back to try again. However, as soon as I landed, he met me in the area and said he’d be busy with the data.
Ok, so, the probe (TP-4 I think) was still on the ship, but I got the text he left. However, the PDA is stuck indicating he’s still on-board. I tried to see if I could get it to “reset” by travelling to another station. Nope, still on the PDA. I then sold the probe to see if that was keeping the passenger. Nope. Still there.
I think it’s more than a PDA problem, though. I got the mission email about picking up the journalist to investigate Jansky, but can’t send a reply email about it. I would guess it might be due to having a passenger on board.
Anyway, this is bumming me out because I really want to get through more of the stories… too bad I chickened out of the YVT storyline I guess.
[EDIT] If anyone has a work-around, I’d appreciate it. Right now the passenger contracts screen says I’m booked. Should I dock at Lagrange?