Lost In Space and Time
Earth: The World You Knew
So much had happened in the past 100 years. In 1969, a moon lander made the first impression of man on a celestial body other than our homeworld. It took a hundred years to create a base on the moon, but eventually Armstrong Outpost opened on the centennial of that achievement. You had seen the video, the whole world had seen the video, of the new beacon of humanity alight.
The next year, billionaire Victor Manswell put out a recruitment call for potential colonists. In interviews, he was frustrated with the pace of governmental funded space exploration and decided to created his own exploration company. You signed up, were screened, and then evaluated. After receiving your formal acceptance into the program, you headed off to training with your group. Some training was general, survival tactics and basic marksmanship. Other training was specific to your assigned position, things like biology, engineering, or advanced military tactics.
In 2075, the ships had been built and tested. Technology which had been in it’s infancy, cryogenic stasis, was now fleshed out and living tissue could been suspended for travel. A network of programs were installed to monitor the systems aboard the ship and direct travel. Communications relays were put into place and tested. Your ship was ready to leave and you were ready to go on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling further than anyone had dared.