At the near beginning of the newest scenario, 'Pride and Peddlers', I began the quest chain of interacting with Paloma and received a letter. Before being told to do so, I opened it quickly and read its contents. I noticed that I got the objective "Read Paloma's Letter" after I clicked on/opened the quest letter. When I exited the letter, it disappeared from my ship inventory and the objective to read the item was still there. I tried to find it at my trading post or anywhere else- it wasn't there. I tried deleting/abandoning the quest and it didn't reappear. So, I couldn't have continued this scenario run and had to restart.
I believe the issue is I was going too fast, but I just wanted to note this in case anyone else had this issue as well.