Journal Entry #1
Location: Aboard The Orion Express
“We are about to embark on a journey, that will take us from the infinitesimal to the infinite, from the beginning of time to the distant future. This exploration will not be one for the faint-hearted but for the strong souls that desire to answer the call of adventure”.
I recall the very words spoken by the Captain of The Orion Express, a revolutionary space transport vessel that allows its passengers to travel across planets and galaxies, opening up a world of possibilities for the human race.
For years, this vessel has been used for commercial space travel, a luxury only enjoyed by the wealthy. But today, its purpose has been renewed. I, along with 55 other individuals have been selected to be part of an exploration team to seek out new worlds and systems, in hopes of furthering our understanding of the cosmos.
I accepted the invitation with little haste, having grown weary of life on Earth, the pollution and ever-erratic fluctuating temperatures have resulted in great anomalies. We no longer experience 4 seasons, the gravitational pull on the planet has weakened and our resources are dwindling.
Due to the limited space aboard, we are each given only an identical duffel bag to fit our valuables and personal items for the journey ahead. Taking one more look at my ticket, I stow it away in my duffel as the Captain makes an announcement.
“All crew to your position, we are approaching a new planet and will make arrangements for landing shortly.”
As we suited up and began prep for landing, I took a gander out the window and stared in disbelief as I behold the wonder and beauty of the cosmos in all of its glory. This is it, my journey begins.