Studying the Monolith
While working at NASA in 2001, Brubaker was offered the chance to join a team in going through a portal created by the Monolith and learning to where it transported them. Brubaker eagerly volunteered alongside Will Daniels, Austin, and Taylor. Once they arrived, they set up base and began work while waiting for NASA to figure out a way to bring them home.
Madness and Suicide
One day, the crew decided to explore while Will Daniels stayed behind and protected the camp. During this time, a huge sandstorm briefly swept the land. When they returned, each of the astronauts were enthralled by Hive and began losing control of their sanity, as Brubaker committed suicide by setting himself on fire.
- Alveus/Hive † - Enthralled and Killer
- Brubaker's name is a reference to astronaut Charles Brubaker, portrayed by James Brolin in Capricorn One.