Soundscape: Rattling sounds and echoes from a speaker, the launch of a spacecraft, a voice from a public address system
THE CAPTAIN: Good afternoon, this is the captain speaking. This is Amethyst 122 flight to exoplanet 6A. Our flight time is an estimated 13 hours depending on the solar winds. During the flight, we will serve freeze-dried meals, water and sleeping pills. If you feel nauseous or anxious, please tell the crew.
And now, some info on our destination. 6A is the most pleasant of the exoplanets found so far. The conditions are quite similar to Earth. And, by the way, there’s an international competition to find a name for the planet. You can find instructions for it in the seat-back pocket. It’s summer at our destination and the temperature is a pleasant 24 degrees Celsius. Summer lasts a little longer than you’re accustomed to because on 6A one year is 418 days. Another obvious difference is that you’ll see three moons in the sky at night. Of course, the plants and animals are also a bit different but, from what I hear, there’s a lovely green environment waiting for us there.
Our exact destination is the city of Exodus, where you’ll be met by the settling in committee. You’ve all been assigned a support person to help you get settled in and look after you. Next up, a video about the Exodus colonist community. On behalf of the crew, I wish you a pleasant and restful journey full of hope.
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