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 Einstein’s archaic time-transformation formulae which once limited everything to the speed of light have now been superseded.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 ...