Hank was part of the crew to land on the moon and begin exploring the terrain and are met with a lush jungle, bristling with strange alien life. They later come across a field of deceased mauled creatures and a lake of black goo.
The prime discovery made by the crew however was an old vessel from the colony Hadley's Hope located on the neighboring moon LV-426 — containing a horde of hostile Xenomorphs which they unwittingly unleash. The Xenos kill and wound multiple crewmembers, but Hank and others manage to escape.
With the Xenos on hot pursuit, chief of security Galgo yells for Hank to get down and shoots the alien behind him, accidentally shooting Hank in the process. Galgo helps Hank walk back to the Helios for treatment.
On January 22, the Kadmos was boarded by a Yautja hunting party. A group of cloaked Yautja entered the sickbay, whom Hank and many other wounded were residing. An alarm sounded and the group decided to barricade the door. They were too late, however, and a horde of Xenomorphs let onto the ship by the mutated construct Elden broke through and began slaughtering the patients, whist Elden watched the attack from monitors. Hank in particular had his gut slashed open by one of the creatures.