I graduated at point 4903 : 48568
2 : mw
This was a big occasion in my life. Ten cycles of study ,followed
by two of practical .
No-one is allowed to fail of course , but the learning can be slow and
exhausting . My friends and I , are ready for the move to the new explorer
class Vanguard ship .
The Vanguard is only small . It carries a crew of 20,000 , is fully self contained ,
and can make extended hyper-space journeys , without the need to stop for
fuel every 3 cycles . On board are the latest drones , and scout ships
The central computer system is generation # 3645 . This allows for any
eventuality , and is infallible to the 25354.69th degree.
It doesn't get any safer than that , and at this point in space/time , this is very reassuring.
The first mission is to a speck in space , now known to be inhabited by simple humans.
It's designated number is 3856465: carbon/oxygen. Earth .
Returning drones have indicated that in another 12.47 cycles , the planet will need
evacuation , while environmental fixer bots , restore the atmosphere and water quality.
It's a rescue mission , and a rendezvous with more local , but older Guaran class tanker
ships will be the first objective .
The planet has a moon suitable for housing the population , and the first task will be to
enclose enough craters , and install all the basics for sustainability for the 1.26 cycles
it will take to rehabilitate the planet .
The computer is to be fed the programme tomorrow , crew boarding a week after that ,
and then the journey begins ...
My tasks include maintenance of onboard food production , and when the time is right
initialise contact with Earth Governments and negotiate the evacuation .
This is very exciting , and something that myself and the rest of the contact team ,
are looking forward to .
This log will be updated once we reach the rendezvous , in orbit of their moon......
.... to be continued
[edit on 5-11-2009 by radarloveguy]
[edit on 6-11-2009 by radarloveguy]