The Excursion is the spaceship that went to the first trip to Mars and back to Earth in 1998, carrying a team of three astronauts: Patrick Ross, Anne Sampas and Dennis Gamble. The Excursion has a dock station for the space shuttle, and one for a Mars lander.
On their way back from Mars, the Goo Species thawed and forced its way out of the sample container. It then moved towards the crew and attacked them. The Excursion lost contact with Earth for seven minutes. When the team regained consciousness, they were unaware of what had happened to them, and returned to Earth.
The Excursion was heavily sponsored by Pepsi, Lite, Reebok, and Sprint.