TIME CAPSULE ----- A WARNING
This document has been prepared and buried , as a warning to those who may
find it , at some point in the future . It may help your survival on this planet . You
must act immediately on the recomendations within . You may not have much time.
-- Our people , the human race ,[homo-sapiens] , arrived here by
fortuitous chance , only 2 ,two , orbit durations ago . This is a brief history of our
We were originally from Earth . Outer spiral arm , Milky Way galaxy . reference
star # 2350596 : 2043AD
^ ^ ^ #3 carbon/oxygen DNA code :5538
1 star/24/7/30/12/365 see enclosed star chart and bio/language-map
In the year 2043 / 09/15 a global war engulfed the Earth . Total nuclear
destruction took only 30 days . This caused a mass extinction of 98/100 of all life .
My community was an outpost of scientists , located near the ice bound south pole.
We survived the conflict , but were completely isolated , and could not raise any
communication response from the rest of the planet . The air , water , and soil , was
now highly radio-active , and any hope of a better future was gone. There was 93
of us , male and female . Radiation poisoning would kill us quickly .
Our rescue was undertaken by a group of starships from a planet that will remain
undisclosed , for their own security . They had been mining a nearby planet.
They are also human , but at an advanced technological level. They landed on the
Their home planet was light years from ours , and they determined to evacuate us
back to their home world. We couldn't get out of there fast enough .!
We embarked the next day , and separated from the mining fleet , a week later.
The starship we were on travelled alone for our trip. It's relative speed , 0.7 light.
0.87 light years into the trip , we were attacked by an unknown hostile force.
The crew put the starship into a random , computer controlled escape , and
the ship only suffered minor damage . They decided to land and hide for a while
on an unexplored , though catalogued ,and mostly barren rock , we subsequently
A major computer breakdown event , occurred a few days later , and now we
are stranded here ! The ship cannot generate power without the computer
online , and really , the only option left , is to launch unmanned drones , with
beacons , back towards the mining fleet , and hope they pick one up.
Before the computer went down , the crew tested the air ,soil and water.
The tests were cleared O.K status an hour before its failure.
The total number of us at landing was 138 , male and female. ...
Back up power generation was started , but this was only enough to run
basic life support systems , such as refrigeration , air conditioning , lighting,
entertainment , air and water recycling.
to be continued....
[edit on 7-11-2009 by radarloveguy]