*When I first heard about the idea of sending a ship to explore the cosmos beyond our Milky Way, I thought ‘Wow, what a great job that would be!.
And of course the space tech’s were lined up 10 deep. After about a year, an ad came out saying they were still looking for crew.
I think my friends were getting pretty sick of me going on about how great it would be, how I wish I’d have got the education needed for such a trip.
Finally one of them said ’ why not apply, who knows………. ya like I have a chance.
Still, I could always say I applied.
So I got a ride out to the spaceport, lined up for hours with with about a thousand others.
Man there were some weird outfits in that group, just about every Treky costume you could think of, me, I just had my camera.
When I finally got to fill out the application there were some strange questions on that form.
I copied some down,
(1) Do you believe in Aliens?
(22) Are you a scifi fan?
(31) Do you think UFO’s have visited our world?
(84) Do you think our space program is antiquated?
And the last one of 100….
Would you sign on for a one-way trip?
I answered YES to all of them.
Hey’ I wasn’t going to get hired anyway .
So here we are, 5 years later, somewhere beyond the Milky Way.
Ya, I got hired as photographer/historian, ‘blew me away’.
So much to see and record, and with the advanced Cryogenics we have lots of time. Talk about having a good sleep, like 2-3 years.
And we just go where the solar winds take us.
You might ask ’ will we make it back’ maybe, but hope not for a long time.
I’m living my dreams every single day I’m awake.
We haven’t met the Borg yet, I was hoping for 7 of 9, but I’m sure we’ll meet up with the “Enterprise”.
Even “Voyager” in the Gamma Quadrant.
Or maybe even Ancient Egyptians, for our ships design is based on a floating pyramid.
And lastly, the really good thing about the crew……we’re all scifi nuts, all 25000 of us.
And lets face it!
Its not about the destination, its the Limitless Journey.
Created with Artmatic Pro, Artmatic Voyager, Bryce 3D, Photoshop*