I. CH 7. Sleepless Night Before The Take Off

I. CH 7. Sleepless Night Before The Take Off

The excitement of tomorrow's take off took away his sleep. He tossed and turned in bed. Everything made it hard to close eyes: the hum of distant AC, the fan noise of the vents, the squeak of the bed, the green diodes of the clock. The thoughts sprinted through his head - he fantasized about return…
I. CH 6. March Of The Condemned

I. CH 6. March Of The Condemned

The agency vowed not to commit the same error choosing the mission's participants as when choosing the settlers for the first experimental human colony on Mars almost 100 years ago. Due to technical limitations of the time, a small group of settlers was sent with no way to go back to Earth. Their e…
I. CH 5. Life’s Do-over

I. CH 5. Life’s Do-over

  He had to face the question if he's ready to give up life here on Earth for a chance to be one of the few who will wandered to such a distant place. On multiple psychological evaluations his answer was always unquestionable "yes." That "yes," though, was through conscious understanding that …
I. CH 4. To The Planet

I. CH 4. To The Planet

The Event clarified the Poet's thoughts. Up to that point in life, against his view of himself, he lived a life of quiet indifference. He lived in a world where traditional structures of goals and effects have collapsed. In a distant past an objective was directly related to an effort and time spen…
I. CH 3. Machine Learns To Love

I. CH 3. Machine Learns To Love

The first manned deep-space mission in history was on. A group of scientists was sent to study the surface phenomenons of Kaii as well as to map the weather and wind patterns in preparation for future colonization. Another major aspect of the journey was testing various ways for humanity to survive…