After some bad dubbing over a shot of the Jeep driving towards the rocket launch site, Carter grabs the really lame-looking module (seriously, it looks like it fell of the 1950s sci-fi film prop truck) and puts it on the ground as Zane powers up the launching computer. Also, the air is all red, which means it must be really hot outside. Zane stupidly gives the rocket a ten-second countdown. At second seven, the mini-sun flares and the module's circuits fry and explode. Carter immediately calls Allison on his phone, the circuits of which do not fry or explode. She says GD has some equipment that will work in lieu of the launcher, but Zane says they'll never make it back to GD in time. Of course, Kylie has an idea: they can use Herrera's cloud seeding launcher. Herrera says there's no way Carter and Zane can get that close to the sun without dying. Oh, but wait: Carter's got a pocketful of green slime. Product Placement lab saves the day! But then, was there really any doubt it would? Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long.
Carter waits until he and Zane have entered the Jeep and started driving towards the flesh-searing heat to ask if his little heat-resister slime will actually work. Zane says it's just a prototype, but it is, of course "over-engineered" to respond to body heat, adrenaline, and lame sales pitches. Zane starts applying the slime, thrilled to bits that it'll give them about ten or fifteen minutes in the extreme heat before they turn into little piles of ash. As they approach the mini-sun, the Jeep finally gets its weekly damage as the tires melt. Carter says they'll have to run the last part, and Zane, upon seeing that it's two thousand degrees outside, cheers like an obnoxious child (I miss Stark). Weirdly, it is only now that Carter starts applying the slime, which means he was sitting in his car in two thousand degree heat with no protection. I'm sure the Jeep has a great A/C system, but that's a little much.
Carter and Zane run for the cloud farm but have trouble getting inside, as the door is made of metal and very hot. They push themselves in, only to find that the clouds have turned into steam. Dense, thick, fog-like steam. Zane states the obvious that they'll boil if they stay in there too long. They set out to locate the missile and bump into each other a few times before Carter finds it. Then they have to find the exit. That scene was pretty lame since they only had, like, a tiny box full of fog to shoot in so they kept having to cut over and over again to make it look like they were walking through it.