An Early Lunch
After months of exploration of the Perseus Cluster, the first planet has been located on which signs of life can be detected. This planet has been designated 'PER-1L'.
A dropship with a crew of four has been dispatched to acquire samples for analysis and to establish a monitoring outpost. A remote rocky outcropping has been chosen as a safe location for this task.
The crew of the dropship were delighted to have only been assigned this small rocky outcropping to investigate - they were looking forward to getting back to base for an early lunch. An early lunch seems likely for someone... or something...
Completely and utterly inspired by David Alexander Smith's brilliant Outer Reach Research Team series.
Classic Space is my favourite theme, and David's take on it has never failed to make me chuckle. I wanted to start a series involving the exploration and eventual colonization of a new planet, Neo Classic Space style. I thought there was no better way to begin my series than with this tribute to David and his unfortunate astronauts, hope you enjoy it :)