Omar Panderyn is, at the moment, strapped into the main command station chair. He appears to be reviewing the baseline telemetry for the test module. Kinako comes drifting in from the crew compartment. “Kon’nichiwa, good afternoon, Panderyn-sama. You have been seated for some time, would you like to take a
CAPE CANAVERAL, EARTH – The first pilot scheduled to test the new Tilsworth-Cooke faster-than-light drive is a man named Tolliver Grange. Grange, with more than a decade of experience working for Spark and other aerotech companies, will try a new prototype vessel launching from an undisclosed location beyond Earth’s orbit.
VATICAN CITY, EARTH – Pope Regis I, who has overseen the Catholic church since 2537, died today at the age of 86. The man who was born Orrin Cavini in Sicily became the most beloved pontiff of this age through a progressive agenda that pushed to end poverty and hunger,
Busby wanders into the lab wearing wrap-around pink shades and a plaid bathrobe over shorts, flip-flops, and a T-shirt that reads “MA HUMPS.” He finds a chair at one of the holotables and settles into it with a happy sigh. Tilsworth is meanwhile standing near the holotable, a large sheaf