1. Prominence


    Date: 12/20/2017, Categories: Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Author: TraceyAmes, Source: LushStories

    Log date: 24 June 2139 “Final report. Space Fleet: Intergalactic-ship, USS Genesis NCC (1000). Lt Commander Mansfield reporting. All 175 members of the crew except for Communications Officer Thorvaldsen and me are dead. Space Fleet: Class-heavy cruiser ship, destroyed. I should reach Earth in about four months. This is Mansfield, co-survivor of the USS Genesis NCC (1000). Signing off.” Three years earlier... Log date: 14 October 2136 Planet Earth is rapidly running out of natural resources. Oil and natural gas supplies are dwindling rapidly to accommodate the population of thirty-five billion people. In the past decade, NASA has developed new technology enabling space travel to more remote regions of the galaxy in much quicker time. Einstein’s archaic time-transformation formulae which once limited everything to the speed of light have now been superseded. NASA has developed and tested mega-warp speed, a mechanism enabling spacecraft to travel up to one hundred times the speed of light. Astronomers have also detected time warps and wormholes in space. These can be used to transport objects through space in a matter of hours and arriving in another part of a galaxy. Over the past twenty years, NASA designed and built a prototype spaceship heralding a new era in space travel. The USS Genesis NCC (1000) is the first of many intended intergalactic ships planned by Space Fleet, an arm of NASA. During the period of construction, NASA gathered and assembled the finest crew ...
    consisting of one hundred and nineteen males and fifty-six females from all around the globe. Captain Everett Snowden, an American who works for NASA as an astrophysicist, is in charge of an intergalactic mission to discover oil and natural gas. Commander Hideki Tanaka from Osaka Japan is second in charge, while I, Marilyn Mansfield from Melbourne Australia, am the third highest-ranking officer aboard the USS Genesis. My speciality is in microbiology and my duty is to study any microbes, bacteria, viruses and fungi found during the mission. The components for the USS Genesis are made at the NASA Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The components are then shuttled to the MIR-5 Space Station which was completed in the year, 2118. The fifth generation space station lies some 248 miles above the Earth. Construction and commissioning of the USS Genesis took place adjacent to the space station. Scientists and astronomers using sophisticated spectrographic equipment aboard the MIR-5 Space Station have deduced that the Vela Cluster would be the most likely place to start searching for the minerals. Putting everything into perspective, our planet, Earth, is in a solar system within the Milky Way galaxy. This barred spiral galaxy contains up to 400 billion stars, with many stars having planets like our Earth. The Milky Way galaxy is just one of many billions of galaxies that comprise the entire universe. The Milky Way is broken up into eight, ...
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